Nelson Pinot Gris 2017

Nelson Pinot Gris 2017

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Nelson Pinot Gris 2017

Nelson Pinot Gris 2017 Nelson Pinot Gris 2017 Nelson Pinot Gris 2017
NZ$118.50 incl. GST incl. GST was $19.75 per bottle

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 smooth
acidity and a hint of sweetness resulting in a fresh and richly textured style.

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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
in the wine. The wine is then stabilised and lightly fined before being filtered ready
for bottling in early November.

Viticulture

Nelson warm climate, high sunshine hours and varied soil profiles makes it ideal
for growing aromatic varieties such as Pinot Gris, however the 2016/2017 growing
season in Nelson proved to be a challenging one for the vineyard teams. The season
began with cooler temperatures during flowering – impacting fruit set and resulting
in low to moderate yields throughout the blocks. The cooler temperatures continued
into the summer months, which also brought higher than usual levels of precipitation
to the region. Despite these challenges, clean fruit at ideal ripeness levels was
achieved through meticulous vineyard management which through methods such as
shoot thinning and leaf plucking allowed light and airflow into the canopy.

Analysis

Vintage: 2017

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.49

T/A: 5.2g/L

R.S: 5.9g/L