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2020 Desert Hills Pinot Gris (Barrel Fermented)

2020 Desert Hills Pinot Gris (Barrel Fermented)
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SKU: 178285-120

A new addition to the winery this year, our 2020 Pinot Gris is our first ever 100% Barrel Fermented Pinot Gris. 

Tasting Notes:

A rich and luscious texture fills the mouth with complex notes of candied apple, ripe melon, lemon oil, and marzipan. A long finish is accentuated with mineral notes of clay and chalk with baking spice and Werthers caramel rounding out the palate.

Only 152 Cases Made

100% Barrel Fermented

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Vineyard Designation
Three Boys and Aitken Vineyards
Harvest Date
Sept 2019
Acid
6.8 g/l
pH
3.38
Fermentation
100% Stainless steel Fermentation
Bottling Date
March 2020
Residual Sugar
2 g/L
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A delicate, beautiful wine with flavours of bruised apple, orchard fruit, honeyed cantaloupe and spice that linger on the finish complimented by balanced acidity and a touch of natural sweetness.
Vineyard Notes
Located on Black Sage road our Three Boys vineyards is planted to clone 52 while our Aitken vineyard located 18km further north on Tucelnuit drive is planted to clone 53. Both are grown on a Vertical Shoot Positioning trellis system and are farmed sustainably.
Winemaker Notes
Whole cluster pressed to yield the highest quality and purist of juice both of these wines were settled overnight at cool temperatures prior to being racked and fermented. Fermented separately in stainless steel tanks using a combination of indigenous and cultured yeast strains the wines rested of light lees with judicious stirring for 3 months prior to bottling.
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