REGION: Granite Belt, Australia
COLOUR: Soft salmon rose pink
NOSE: Honeysuckle and ripe pear with touches of sweet musk and ginger.
PALATE: Rich, opulent palate displaying intense varietal character of musk, pear, peach, citrus and apple blossom along with warm spice and soft grapefruit acid.
This 2016 Vineyard Selection Pinot Gris came mostly fromfruit off St Jude’s vineyard, with about 25% also from Night Sky. An unusually warm week in early February meant that harvest occurred a little earlier than usual. 50% of the fruit was fermented 100% wild for complexity, with the remainder fermented using a new yeast strain to accentuate floral and mineral tones. Following ferment, the wine was racked and briefly aged over light lees in stainless steel. Minimal fining only to retain maximum flavour and the pretty natural pink colour of the grape.