Ceres Swansong Pinot Gris 2017

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.

$24.90

"An example of Gris that has a New Zealand stamp on it with aromas and flavours of ripe white fleshed tree and stone fruit with pear and pear skin then Asian pear and white peach; light white spice on the finish with just a hint of sweetness." -Cameron Douglas (MS)

 

5%
(light)
14.4%
21%
(strong)

Alcohol

2g/l
(sweet)
6.5
10g/l
(tart)

Acidity

1.0
(acidic)
3.4
6.0
(flat)

pH

0
years
3
10+
years

Cellaring

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.

Vintage
2017
Variety
Pinot Gris
Color
White
Region
Central Otago
Closure
Screw Cap
Volume
750