Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

2021 Pinot Gris
Orange, NSW

A beautiful aromatic Pinot Gris with bright nashi pear on the nose, lovely mid-pallet texture and subtle spice.

$30 each

Wine Details

Region

Orange

Vintage

2021

Type

White Wine

Variety

Pinot Gris

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

12.7%

PH

3.25

Acidity

6.2

Maturation

50% Mature Oak and 50% Tank

Closure

Screw Cap

Background

Heifer Station vineyard is situated between 860-900m elevation on the undulating slopes of Mt Canobolas. Planted in 2005 using FVD1V7 Clone on an easterly aspect to maximise on the morning sun.

Vineyard Notes

2018 was year of challenge and reward for the Orange region and Heifer Station. Adequate winter rainfall removed the need for supplementary irrigation until heatwaves in January required small amounts to reduce sunburn and replenish carbohydrates. Balanced nutrition, well timed shoot thinning and leaf plucking ensured optimal tannin ripeness in reds and reduced phenolics in whites proving a brilliant Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz vintage. Yields were average to high, while acid retention was brilliant right up to harvest reducing the need for winery additions. Heatwaves in January and hail weeks before harvest threw curve balls to the vineyard team, but the resilient vines withstood the challenge and all varieties reached the crusher in great condition.

Tasting Notes

A beautiful aromatic Pinot Gris with bright nashi pear on the nose, lovely mid-pallet texture and subtle spice. 50% Barrel fermented on wild yeast to add savouriness and interest. 50% tank fermented with inoculated x5 yeast to add fruity freshness. Partial malolactic fermentation provides lovely texture and mouthfeel.

Colour

Bright straw with a dappled copper tinge.

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

Drink now to 5 years under ideal conditions

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