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Esk Valley Pinot Gris 2008

Esk Valley Pinot Gris 2008
All fruit was handpicked and whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic press. Early picks from the Barber and Kaybay vineyards in the Esk Valley provided acidity and freshness to the finished wine, while later picks provided body and aromatics. The late pick from the Barber vineyard had a high proportion of noble rot and this has given the finished wine complexity and richness. The individual
vineyard parcels were fermented in a mix of old oak and tank and with both wild and cultured yeasts.
Region: Hawkes Bay
Variety: Pinot Gris

Wine Notes

Winemaker Notes: This is a full bodied and rich style of Pinot Gris. Barrel fermentation has provided the wine with richness but without oak characters and the early picked
sites have provided fresh, natural acidity to the finished blend. Aromatics and flavours of stone fruits, honey and pears dominate with a hint of spice providing complexity. This wine finishes dry making it an ideal accompaniment to good food.

Technical Details

Alcohol: 13.9 % %
Residual Sugar: 6.6 gL
Total Acidity: 6.0 gL
ph: 3.54


Cellaring: Enjoyable as a young wine, but will continue to gain complexity and richness for two to five years.
Food Match: Try with soft cheeses, pork dishes, or seafood.

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