Rock Ferry Trig Hill Pinot Gris 2016

Vineyard:

Rock Ferry Trig Hill Pinot Gris 2016

Region:

Bendigo, Central Otago

Viticulture:

Our aim in the vineyard is to grow the best fruit we can so it can speak of its home and express its personality. To do this you need healthy vines and soil. By practicing organics and incorporating some biodynamic principles we believe we are doing our best to help achieve this and let our vineyards evolve and speak as they would like.

Winemaking:

A lot of work is done in the vineyard for this wine. We hand harvest then ferment in a mixture of stainless steel tanks and older puncheons to build complexity. The wine is made with minimal intervention, hand harvested, whole bunch pressed, and only the free run juice is used - to achieve finesse and provide longevity to the wine. We use a mixture of cultured yeast and wild yeast to impart nuances of flavours and the wine was matured on lees for 6 months to build texture and enhance the mouth feel.

Tasting notes:

Uplifting aromas of pear and hay with soft floral notes dominating on the nose. Sweet citrus flavours of nectarine & mandarin come through on the palate before moving through to a touch of savoury spice and finishing with a satisfying round mouthfeel.

Technical:

Alc 14.5% TA 6.0g/l pH 3.46 RS 4.8g/L

Winemaker:

Allan McWilliams

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