Variety:                        Pinot Gris (100%)Waipara Springs Pinot Gris
Brix:                             21.7 – 24.1
Fermentation:              30% Old Barrel, 70% Stainless Steel
Alcohol:                       12.5%
Residual sugar:            8.0g/L
pH                               3.345
Fining:                        Isinglass 
Enclosure:                   Screwcap

Cellar Notes

Juice was settled, crystal clear then racked for fermentation. Innoculated with VL1 Yeast and fermented between 14-16 degrees for two weeks to near dryness. A partial barrel component was used to ferment a proportion to dry.  Post fermentation the wine was left for an extended period on the lees and mixed to add complexity to the wine.


Tasting Notes

Aromatic notes of pear and a touch of spice on the nose, with vibrant floral undertones.  Rich and complex on the palate with a subtle touch of balanced sweetness, combining with the natural fruit concentration filling the mid palate.  This wine has balanced acidity for a beautiful lingering finish. Food: Match with mildly spiced Asian style dishes.



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