Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

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Nelson Pinot Gris 2016

Nelson Pinot Gris 2016 Nelson Pinot Gris 2016 Nelson Pinot Gris 2016
NZ$118.50 incl. GST incl. GST was

Tasting notes

A brilliant pale gold in the glass, this Pinot Gris from Nelson displays bright aromas of pear-drop, stonefruit and a touch of fresh citrus. On the palate this complex fruit driven wine displays crisp flavours of red apple and juicy ripe pear, integrated with finely balanced acidity and just a hint of underlying fruit sweetness.

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Winemaking

Grapes sourced from a number of prime sites in the Nelson region are gently pressed once at the winery to obtain beautiful, clear free-run juice; while the harder pressings are allowed to oxidise to soften phenolics before being re-combined with the free-run. The juice is settled and racked into stainless steel tanks for warming and inoculation with selected, aromatic yeasts. Fermentation is carried out at cool temperatures of around 10-13 °C to help preserve the fruity characters and freshness. Post-ferment the wines are held on lees for an extended period to help build texture. The wine is then stabilised and lightly fined before being filtered ready for bottling in early November.

Viticulture

Nelsons warm climate, high sunshine hours and varied soil profiles makes it ideal for growing aromatic varieties such as Pinot Gris. However with a cool, dry spring and a warm and wet summer the 2015/2016 growing season proved difficult. With high disease pressure throughout the growing season, meticulous vineyard management was employed throughout the blocks to maintain an open canopy and ensure even ripening throughout the blocks. Heavy rain events in February and March lead to more settled weather in April, allowing us to harvest clean fruit with excellent levels of ripeness.

Analysis

Vintage: 2016

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.45

T/A: 5.5g/L

R.S: 5.7g/L