Drumsara Pinot Gris 2015
This vintage displays a large spectrum of aroma from delicate aromas of chamomile, to exotic notes of nectarine and mango. Complex flavours are reflected in the palate, which is luscious and zesty with a citrus finish. A very textural yet dry style, with both floral and fruit flavors which are refined, with great persistence.
Our Pinot Gris is a nicely weighted wine, displaying a good balance of sugar and acid. This is a great wine to accompany with food. Serve with lightly spiced chicken salad or barbecued scallops and crayfish. This lively Pinot Gris drinks very well when accompanied with a crisp pear/apple, blue cheese, walnut and rocket salad, simply dressed with a good quality olive oil.
The Pinot Gris grapes, like the Pinot Noir, are allowed to cool overnight and then de-stemed 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 intensity of aromas. The juice is then 'cold stabilized' to reduce acid levels and then gently filtered, ready for bottling.
- Pinot Gris
- Central Otago
- Screw Cap