Master Sommelier

score

89

Refined flavours with great persistence.

2017 Drumsara Pinot Gris

Central Otago

Pear, lime and stone fruit characters, with a definite dry finish. Our Pinot Gris is a nicely weighted wine, displaying a good balance of sugar and  acid.

Aroma: Delicate aromas of chamomile, tropical and stone fruits.

Palate: Rich palate, very textural yet dry style. The floral and fruit flavors are very refined and with great persistence.

Enjoy now – 2017 - 2022 and serve at 6-8 deg C.
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Winemaker's notes

The Pinot Gris grapes, like the Pinot Noir, are allowed to cool overnight and then de-stemmed The grapes then enter the wine press which gently increases pressure over a three-hour period. The first juice to be extracted is called 'free run' which amounts to 90% of the total juice. Hard press juice is then extracted under higher pressure, then fined and blended with the free-run juice by the winemaker. The juices are cooled to eight degrees during the following two days after which it is transferred to the fermentation tank. The juice is warmed to 16 - 18 degrees and then the yeast is added. The juice ferments for up to 15 days. This slow fermentation process ensures the intensity of aromas. The juice is then 'cold stabilized' to reduce acid levels and then gently filtered, ready for bottling.

Details

Vintage2017 RegionCentral Otago VarietyPinot Gris ClosureScrew cap ColorWhite Volume750ml Case size12
Alcohol Level 13.5% Serving Temp 45°F

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