Master Sommelier

score

92

Warm & generous. Delicious with a capital D.

2017 Ceres Swansong Pinot Gris

Central Otago

Some chalky minerals unfold with eration. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has intense and concentrated flavours of white stonefruits, acacia and exotic florals, along with nuances of honeysuckle. This has very good depth, and the mouthfeel follows a very fine, textural, phenolic line with soft and balanced acidity. The palate flows with good drive to a lingering finish. This is a tightly bound, exotic fruited dry Pinot Gris with palate weight and texture, and good drive.

Winemaker's notes

2017 was an interesting growing season to say the least. A wet warm spring enabled fantastic early growth with plenty of moisture in the soil to keep the vines happy. A marked changed occurred in December where temperatures dropped, and we entered one of the least memorable summers in recent history. Poor weather in December caused flowering to last up to 3 weeks which drove lower crop levels throughout Central Otago. A longer slower ripening period was thankfully finished off by some warmer periods in March which enabled everything to reach full ripeness.

Details

Vintage2017 RegionCentral Otago VarietyPinot Gris ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 14.4% Acidity 6.5 pH 3.4

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