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2017 Aurum Organic Pinot Gris

$28.00

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Description

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.

DESCRIPTION:

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 mouthfeel 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 – 17-year-old vines

TRELLIS STYLE – VSP Vertical Shoot Positioning

WINEMAKERS 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: 5 g/L

2017 Aurum Organic Pinot Gris