Succulent and honeyed, this botrytised dessert wine exhibits orange blossom, dried apricot and ripe grapefruit flavours with a long clean finish.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Pinot Gris grapes for this wine were grown at Aurum’s 45th Parallel Vineyard in Lowburn, Cromwell Valley, Central Otago.
Climate: Noble Rot developed on these grapes under the influence of warm rain followed by foggy nights and dry sunny days.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 11 year old vines with VSP gravels.
Winemaker’s comments: Only botrytised bunches with more than 50% Noble Rot were selected for this wine. The bunches were “foluees” (trampled by foot) and pressed the next day. The wine was fermented in stainless steel for 3 weeks.
Acidity: 9.5 g/L
Residual Sugar: 174 g/L