2016 Varietal Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris 100%
Picked at optimal flavour balance, the grapes were then chilled and pressed. The juice was cold settled and racked clear before inoculating with an aromatic yeast strain. Fermented cool to capture the floral aromatics, the final wine was then lees stirred for one month to enhance texture. Once complete the wine was prepared for bottling.
VINEYARD / SOIL
Wrattonbully adjoins the Coonawarra area in the southern part of the Limestone Coast wine zone. The prominent viticultural feature of the area is the series of ancient beach ridges and dunes which run roughly north-south through the area. These ridges are made up of soft crumbly limestone which weathers to produce the red and brown Terra Rossa clay loam soils so highly prized for grape growing. The ridges and dunes have elevations of up to 30m compared with the Coonawarra Terra Rossa 'high' of less than 5m. The extra elevation on the Wrattonbully dunes produce the advantage of cold air drainage which reduces the risk of frost during the growing season.
TA: 5.8 g/l
7.4 Standard Drinks
The 2016 Pinot Gris shows ripe pear and green apple aromas melded with florals and spice notes. A fruit driven palate with a hint of spice, well balanced with great mouth feel and crisp finish.
2016 VAR WB Pinot Gris (751.29 KB)