Obsidian Estate Pinot Gris 2020

$33.00

Tasting Notes

Appearance

Pale straw.

Style

Off dry.

Bouquet

Refreshing lime zest, peach, vanilla and crushed herbs.

Palate

Light bodied with invigorating acidity and sweetness.  Flavours of green apple, honeysuckle and pear.

Cellaring

Drink now while young and fresh.  Suitable for cellaring up to 3 years.

Production

Variety:

Pinot Gris

Region

Edbrookes Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

Season:

The 2020 growing season will be a year to remember.  Record-breaking drought periods from January through to April, meant veraison occurred roughly two weeks earlier than previous vintages.  Over harvest the weather was warm and settled allowing for natural grape acidity to be maintained, development of flavour and perfect conditions for harvest.  As a result, there is an abundance of exceptionally high-quality, deliciously ripe fruit across all varieties.

Harvest:

Hand picked 26th February 2020

Vinification:

The fruit arrived in the winery where it was gently whole bunch pressed and settled overnight.  The juice was racked into a stainless steel tank for fermentation where it was inoculated with aromatic yeast strains.  The ferment was kept cool to retain aromatics and stopped to retain the off-dry style.  Fining and filtering was done prior to bottling in August.

Analysis:

Bottled: August 2020, 242 Dozen
Alcohol: 14.50%
Residual sugar: 5.5 grams
Titratable Acidity: 6.1 g/L
pH: 3.00

Winemaker: Michael Wood

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