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Mt Beautiful North Canterbury Pinot Gris 2013

From the winemaker:

Our Pinot Gris is an invitation to experience the unexpected. The opulent palate combines stone fruit, apples, juicy ripe pears, and a touch of floral honey before delving into an expressive, persistent finish. The incredible richness in flavor is achieved by meticulously hand-tending and hand-harvesting the vines.

The Pinot Gris is planted on the warm slopes of a north facing hill block of natural un- contoured land, sloping from 55m to 32m above sea level. This site is well suited for Pinot Gris as it is out of the cooler & lower surrounding areas and the soil mix of silt loam and clay provide excellent water holding properties. It is all hand tended throughout the season and at harvest.

A variety of Pinot Gris clones have been planted including, German Geisenheim clone 2/21, new clonal reselections from South Africa, e.g. clones 7a, 14a and 52b and the Berrysmith clone, which provides a full bodied, textural wine with a richness in the mid palate.

The 2013 was a good vintage following a successful owering. We hand picked excellent fruit in two batches. An early pick emphasized aromatics, harmony with good acidity, and a later pick that was very ripe with unctuous concentration and texture. The texture is emphasized through hand harvesting, gentle whole bunch pressing, and fermentation in a mix of old oak and stainless tanks. The Pinot Gris is then aged on yeast lees to add required elements to the palate and aroma.


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Category: 2013, Import, Pinot Gris



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