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Anchorage Pinot Gris 2017

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WINE: Pinot Gris 2017

REGION: Nelson

STYLE: Dry

WINEMAKING: After receiving the machine harvested grapes at the winery, the juice has been split in fractions as it ran off the press, that way the slightly more phenolic hard pressings could be fined whilst leaving the elegant and cleaner free-run juice untouched. A selected yeast strain has been used to ferment both fractions separately at moderate to cool temperatures, so both, elegant floral aromas and complex nutty flavours could develop. After stopping the ferments at the desired residual sweetness levels they got racked of their heavy lees and left on the fine suspended lees for several months adding complexity and depth.

APPEARANCE: Bright rather pale straw yellow, with light green hues on the rim

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Olfactory enticement lead by flavours of Apricot, pear and quince with hints of floral aromas of orange blossom. The hint of citrus and subtle stone fruit flavours keep sweetness to a minimum.

PALATE: Warm subtle stonefruit flavours with hints of citrus help keep this Pinot Gris soft textured with mouth-watering complexity, without being sweet and too overpowered by light honey notes.

ACCOMPANIMENTS: Enjoy with friends and family or with light meats such as veal and pork.

TECHNICAL NOTES:
Harvest date: 5th April 2017
Winemaker: Stefan Heinrich
Alcohol: 12.5 %
Residual sugar: 5.2 g/L
Acidity: 7.4 g/L