Supple and ripe with intense pear, quince and tropical fruit flavours, this wine is soft and full bodied with a rich creamy mouthfeel supported by a mineral backbone and a long lingering aftertaste.
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: A long warm autumn with dry, hot days and cool nights allowed and extended ripening of fruits, still holding good acidity.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 7-11 year old vines with VSP gravels.
Winemaker’s comments: The grapes were hand harvested and then whole bunch pressed to minimise extraction of skin phenolics and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks with extensive lees stirring to increase mouth feel.
Acidity: 6.6 g/L
Residual Sugar: 9 g/L