Gladstone Vineyard Pinot Gris 2010
Silver– Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2011
The wine has a nose of apricots, lemon peel, some orange blossom floral notes and a soft oak influence. The entry onto the palate has a touch of sweetness followed by toasted hazelnut and dried fruits with a smooth, silky finish. Drink now, or cellar for two years.
Variety: Pinot Gris
Producer: Gladstone Vineyard
Winemaker Notes: The fruit was crushed and pressed and the juice clarified through cold settling for two days. Press juice fraction was cut and handled separately. The clean juice was then racked off the sediment and fermented in stainless steel tanks and 15% fermented and matured in French oak barrels. After fermentation completed the lees was stirred fortnightly to help build the palate-weight and mouth feel of the wine.
Viticulture Notes: The grapes were grown at the Boyd block on Dakins Road and Home block at the winery and were carefully managed to give maximum sun exposure on the fruit to ensure optimum ripeness. The fruit was all hand harvested.
Alcohol: 14.3 %
Residual Sugar: 6.24g/l
Total Acidity: 7.3g/l