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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2009

Quartz Reef

Vintage: 2009

Pinot Gris is the only still white wine in our portfolio.

Made in a dry, rich, oily style, which is particularly suited to New Zealand cuisine as we strongly believe that pinot gris is the only white variety that can compliment these wonderfully diverse flavours.


Hand picked in ideal conditions and ripeness from 7-28th April from our Bendigo vineyard.

Whole bunch pressed, minimum settling followed by warmish fermentation until dryness.

Lees stirred regularly for 10 months before bottling in February 2010.

Technical Data
pH: 3.29
TA: 5.6g/l
Alcohol: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 2g/l

Colour: Pale gold with a hint of green
Bouquet: White stone-fruit, spice, ginger, grapefruit & cream 
Palate: Hint of lychee with stone-fruit and pear.  Good weight, oily texture, minerality, crisp acidity with good length
Food Match: Blue cod, oriental spicy salads
Aging Potential: 3 - 5 years

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