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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2013

Current Release

Hand-picked in ideal condition and ripeness 17th April from our biodynamic Demeter certified Bendigo Estate vineyard; planted in 1998, with a vine density of 5,000 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, for 8 months, until bottling in December.

Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2013 exhibits flavours of ripe pear, peach and marzipan with a rich texture and an off-dry mineral finish.

Technical Data:

pH: 3.37         

TA: 4.4 g/l     

Alcohol: 13.5%

Residual Sugar: 3.8 g/l

Colour:                      Lemon

Bouquet:                   Oriental spice, ginger, grapefruit, white stone-fruit & cream

Palate:                      Rich oily and creamy texture, minerality

Aging Potential:         3 – 5 years

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