With an intense perfume of quince and orange blossom this fine botrytised dessert wine is spicy and honeyed exhibiting luscious dried apricot, marmalade and caramelized apple flavours with a deep viscosity and a generous finish.
Location: 45 Degrees South
Pinot Gris grapes for this wine were grown at Aurum’s 45th Parallel vineyard in Lowburn, near Cromwell
Climate: Noble Rot developed on these grapes under the influence of warm rain followed by sunny days and foggy nights.
Soils: Fluvial glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 11 year old vines on VSP trellis.
Winemaker’s comments: For this late harvest Pinot Gris only fully botrytised bunches with Noble Rot were selected. The bunches were “foulees” (trampled by foot), and pressed the next day. The wine was fermented in barrel, with just one barrel coming from .5 hectare of vines.
“A dessert in a glass”
Acidity: 9.8 g/L
Residual Sugar: 288 g/L