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pinotgris

2016 Pinot Gris

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Production: 24 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2016

Variety or Blend: Pinot Gris

Vineyard Designation: Bock Vineyard

Region: St. David’s Bench

Vine Age: 5 years

Soil: Clay, sand and loam with limestone. Quite variable in sections.

Wine Style: Dry

Oak: Fermented and aged in 100% New French Oak

Alcohol Content: 11.8%

PH: 3.23

TA: 5.0 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2020

Serving Temperature: 8 – 14 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

The 2016 Pinot Gris was a very small batch that we harvested when the flavours were fully developed and the acidity was just right. We hand harvested to protect the integrity of the fruit and whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press. We then cold settled after pressing and racked into a new oak barrique for a harmonious fermentation of fruit and oak at cool temperatures and to enhance aromatics and texture. Primary fermentation finished and we allowed partial secondary, malolactic fermentation to add texture and complexity during this time. In April, the wine was barreled-up, protein stabilized, cold stabilized and lightly filtered before bottling.

Appearance:

Light straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

A spicy aromatic wine with citrus, pear and toasty notes that fill the glass. Secondary notes, papaya, apple and spice complete the aroma profile.

Palate:

A textured palate with vanilla, citrus and honey when entering the palate. Fresh, balanced, fruity and oak is noticeable on the palate with texture and toasty flavours. The oak influence is integrated with the fruit, spice and light creaminess of the malolactic fermentation. A pleasant light-medium bodied wine with a medium-long finish that pairs with many styles of food.

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