2016 MARLBOROUGH PINOT GRIS

APPELLATION: Marlborough, New Zealand

VINEYARDS: A selection from estate grown vineyards

VINIFICATION: Grapes were picked in the early hours of the morning to help retain their fresh and vibrant flavours. After gentle pressing the free run juice was transferred to stainless steel tanks and fermented at 15 degrees celcius, the pressings portion was transferred to old oak barriques and naturally fermented. Followed by careful blending and bottling.

TASTING NOTE: Delicate aromas of ripe pears and white pepper under-pinned by floral aromatics. A refreshing palate with a moreish finish of peaches and cream.

CULINARY SUGGESTIONS: Our favourite food matches are Asian style dishes.

WINE ANALYSIS

ALCOHOL CONTENT:13.5% VOL
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6.5 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.1 g/l
SERVING TEMPERATURE: Between 12-14°C | 52-58° fahrenheit
CELLAR POTENTIAL: 2-3 Years

DOWLOAD PDF TASTING NOTES: 2016 | 2015
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