2017 Drumsara Pinot Gris
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.
Serve at 6-8 deg C.
89/100 – Cameron Douglas (MS)
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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.
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Grilled Halloumi and Chickpea SaladPerfect to enjoy on a summer's day with friends, this delightfully light yet tasty salad is perfect to pair with a Chardonnay, Pinot Gris or even a dry Rosé or lighter style of New Zealand Pinot Noir.