Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

2019 Pinot Gris
Derwent Valley, TAS

Bright aromatics with defined fruit characters. Full flavoured and textured throughout, natural acidity, clean finish.

$32 each

Wine Details

Region
Derwent Valley
Vintage
2019
Type
White Wine
Variety
Pinot Gris
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
13.7%
PH
3.38
Standard Drinks
8.1
Acidity
6g/l
Sugar
4g/l
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
Sept 2019
Harvest Date
March 2019
Background
This wine has become an iconic Pinot Gris in Tasmania, even having it's own official launch every year. It's quite the party if you can get a ticket to it.
Vineyard Notes
Grown on a north-facing bank of the Derwent River the fruit for this wine comes from two blocks from our 26 year-old vineyard. The soils are shallow, permeable loams over limestone that allow this variety to develop intensity and definition while retaining delicacy.
Winemaking
Picked at flavour ripeness, the grapes were in perfect condition on arrival at the winery where they were crushed and cold soaked for 24 hours, then pressed under inert gas. The juice was then fermented at a very low temperature - 70% in stainless steel and 30% barrel fermented to enhance flavour. Once ferment finished the barrel ferment portion was left on lees for four weeks to add complexity and texture. The level of residual sugar classifies this wine as dry.
Tasting Notes
2019 Derwent Estate Pinot Gris This wine has become an iconic Tasmanian Pinot Gris. Bright aromatics with defined fruit characters. Palate is full flavoured and textured throughout while natural acidity provides length and a clean finish. Aroma: Poached pear, spice & rose water. Palate: Pear, spice, with savoury, dry finish.
Style
Bright aromatics with defined fruit characters. Palate is full flavoured and textured throughout from the high level of retained phenolics. Natural acidity provides length and a clean finish
Colour
Rose Gold
Bouquet
Poached Pear, spice and rose water
Palate
Pear. spice with a savoury dry finish
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
5-10 years
Food Matches
Anything that takes your fancy

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