Winery notes (2018 Vintage)
"2018 saw one of the best flowerings in history, which gave us bunches of fruit full of evenly sized berries, this ensured there was even ripening throughout the bunches. It was the hottest January on record, which meant the vines progressed through the season well ahead of the long term average. Careful vine management, including leaf cover, was crucial in order to retain varietal character especially during periods of hot dry weather through the midpoint of the growing season, this involved extra hand work to ensure the correct balance of airflow and shading was achieved.
Each parcel of Pinot Gris is harvested at optimum ripeness. Short skin contact adds flavour and texture to the wine. Fermented in stainless steel tanks, we used very select aromatic yeasts to make the wine more intense. We stopped the ferment early to retain a small amount of acidity and natural sugar to give the wine it’s off-dryness. The wine is held on lees for two months to help build mouth feel & texture, then blended and bottled.
This Pinot Gris entices you with fresh pear, peach and nuances of almond meal. Rich fruit with a touch of creaminess and subtle spice leading into a lively, off-dry finish."