2015 Home Block Pinot Gris

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2015 HOME BLOCK PINOT GRIS

A soft, rich medium bodied white wine.

TASTING NOTES

Straw-yellow, with a russet hue.

Lifted aromas of pear, red apple and quince fruit, with complexing hints of nutmeg and ginger spice.

This is a medium-bodied wine with a soft, plush texture, vibrant aromatics and fresh fruit flavours that persist on the long, clean finish.

1-4 years

Chilled

White meat dishes such as poultry or freshly sautéed fish. Also try with creamy pasta dishes.

Munster, Edam or Gouda.

VITICULTURE & WINEMAKING

Dan Manuge, Sea Level Vineyard
Coastal Highway, Mariri Nelson, New Zealand


Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 6.5g/L
pH: 3.35
Titratable Acidity: 6.8g/L

VITICULTURE

The season started with an early bud burst due to a warm winter. A warm, dry spring and early summer resulted in ideal growing conditions and healthy yields. Mid-season rain spells also aided plant growth and canopy vigour. Some cooler weather over January was followed by a warm, dry ripening period.

Gravel-threaded Moutere clay
Standard vertical trellis
14th March-4th April, 2014

WINEMAKING

The fruit was machine harvested in cool evening conditions then immediately de-stemmed and pressed. The juice was cold settled and cool fermented with selected yeast strains to aid texture and the fruit’s inherent aromatics. The entire fermentation was carried out in stainless steel.