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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2012

Current release: 2012

Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness 18th April from our
biodynamic Demeter certified Bendigo Estate vineyard; planted in
1998, with a vine density of 5,000–8,000 plants per hectare.
The soils on the beautiful north facing slope are Waenga fine sandy
loam and Letts steepland with an elevation from 217 – 264 metres, on
44.55° south.

Whole bunch pressed, minimum settling followed by warmish
indigenous yeast fermentation until dryness and kept on yeast lees
until bottling in December.

Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2012 exhibits flavours of ripe pear, peach and
marzipan with a rich texture and an off-dry mineral finish.

Technical Data
pH: 3.27
TA: 6.0g/l
Alcohol: 13%
Residual Sugar: 4g/l

Colour: Golden yellow
Bouquet: Oriental spice, ginger, grapefruit, white stone-fruit & cream 
Palate: Rich oily texture, minerality, lingering
Aging Potential: 3 - 5 years

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