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Aurum Wines Central Otago Wine

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2016 ORGANIC PINOT GRIS

Appearance: Crystal clear – very pale lemon
Bouquet: Intense perfume of honeysuckle, quince, mandarin peel and melon.
Palate: This wine is supple and ripe with intense pear, quince and mandarin flavours. The fruit and spice notes are underlined by a rich and creamy mouth feel with a good acidity providing a mineral backbone and a long lingering aftertaste to this off-dry style wine.
Technical Analysis:
Location – 45 degrees South
Low cropping estate grown grapes for this wine were hand harvested in April from Aurum’s Te Wairere vineyard in the Lowburn area of Central Otago.
Climate:
A long warm autumn with hot dry days and cool nights allowed an extended ripening of fruit still holding good acidity.
Soils: Fluvial, glacial silts and gravels.
Vine Age: 16 year old vines
Trellis Style: VSP Vertical Shoot Positioning
Winemaker’s Comments:
The grapes were whole bunch pressed to minimise extraction of skin phenolics and cool fermented in stainless steel tanks with extensive lees stirring to increase the mouthfeel.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual sugar: 6 g/L

2016 ORGANIC PINOT GRIS