Vivacious, with intense pear and tropical fruit flavours, this wine is perfect as an aperitif or with lunch. 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 Te Wairere vineyard in Lowburn, near Cromwell.
Climate: a long warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed and extended ripening of fruits still holding good acidity.
Soils: fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 11 year old vines on VSP trellis.
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 the mouthfeel.
Acidity: 7 g/L
Residual Sugar: 9 g/L.