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Pinot Gris 2021

The tasting notes

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Bannockburn in Central Otago is renowned for its ability to produce small quantities of premium wines.  Domain Road's Defiance Vineyard, on Felton Road, is tucked into a sheltered valley where miners once hunted for gold.   

The Wine

The fruit was hand harvested on 22nd & 25th March 2021 from our Defiance Vineyard on Felton Road. The fruit was whole bunch pressed before cold settling for 2 days. The resulting juice was then racked off and inoculated with selected wine yeasts to undergo fermentation in a stainless steel tank (70%) and older oak barrels (30%).  The tank fermentation was stopped to retain some residual sweetness.  

The colour of pale lemon straw, with clear hues in the glass our Pinot Gris has a lush texture. Aromas of nectarine, sweet peach, pear and melon with w hint of citrus blossom are detected on the nose.  This is followed by a lush, full entry of ripe peach, apricot, tangelo and lemon zest. Excellent balance, with layers of complexity leading to a long apricot and citrus finish. 

Enjoy with Asian cuisine, seafood, white meats or salad dishes.

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Variety 100% Pinot Gris
Appellation Central Otago
Sub Region Bannockburn
Vineyard Defiance
Harvest Date 22nd & 25th March 2021
Alcohol 13.5%
Residual Sugar 9.0g/L
Ph 3.24
TA 5.58g/L