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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2014

Hand picked in ideal condition and ripeness on the 1st & 3rd of 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 10 months, until bottling in February 2015.

Colour:     Lemon-gold

Bouquet:     Nutmeg, honey, ginger and white peach

Palate:     Rich and textural with a delicious fine acidity

Ageing Potential:     3 – 5 years

Technical Data:

pH: 3.31          

TA: 6.0 g/l

Alcohol: 13.5% 

Residual Sugar:  5.3 g/l

Tasting description:

Quartz Reef Pinot Gris 2014 exhibits flavours of ripe pear, peach and marzipan with a rich texture and an off-dry mineral finish.

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