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2019 10X Pinot Gris

2019 10X Pinot Gris

2019 10X Pinot Gris

Spice, quince and pear skin invite you into this lively and textural Pinot Gris. The savoury and crunchy phenolics create intrigue on the palate while the succulent finish keeps you coming back for more. 

 

 

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Wine Profile

Vintage
Other Notes
Lower than average rainfall and relatively standard temperatures over winter, and cooler temperatures in August and September, led to late budburst (our second latest) and flowering. However, above average temperatures and low rainfall during summer meant an early veraison and harvest. The period between flowering and veraison saw our warmest ever average minimum and second warmest maximums. Veraison to harvest was our fourth warmest maximums and our driest (47mm v 136mm average). Five days of above average temperatures at the beginning of harvest compressed the vintage further. Yields are normal and fruit quality is outstanding.
Vineyards :: Clones
Vineyard Notes
Osborn (77%), Spedding (14%), Wallis (9%) :: D1V7 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Harvest Date
Hand picked 1-4 March 2019 :: 4.4 tonnes/ha (1.8 t/acre, ~31hl/ha)
Brix :: pH :: TA
pH
22.7-24.7° (12.6-13.7° Baumé) :: 3.02-3.30 :: 7.9-8.7 g/l
Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
Grapes hand-harvested in early March, whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old 228 litre French oak barrels. A 7 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (47%) malolactic fermentation before bottling unfined and lightly filtered.
Winemakers
Production
Imogen Dillon, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
Aging
7 months :: old 228 litre French oak barrels
Residual sugar
Residual Sugar
Dry (2.4 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
Acid
3.23 :: 5.9 g/l
Alcohol %
Alcohol %
14
Production
Production Notes
587 dozen :: bottled 13 November 2019 :: screwcap
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes
A bright, fresh Pinot Gris, with a beautiful balance between fruit purity and spice.
Food :: Temperature
Food Pairing Notes
Vietnamese duck rice paper rolls :: serve at 10–13°C
Best drinking
Bottling Date
2020-2025
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