2004 Terra Barossa Pinot Gris

Comments

This vineyard is located at Mt Crawford (Eden Valley), one of South Australia's consistently coolest grape growing sites. Pear drops, peach skin with herbal undertones combine with a crisp multi-layered textured finish to create a fine example of this great variety. Inhibiting malolactic fermentation has preserved crisp natural acids which highlight the varietal fruit of this wine.

Vinification Notes

Crushed and de-stemmed then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings kept separate from free run then fined and re-blended back to the free run. Fermented using French yeast at 12-15°C. The light fluffy lees were reincorporated to the wine to add mouth feel and structure. We racked the wine from lees after four months, filtered and bottled.

Maturation

Un-wooded

Blend

90% Pinot Gris, 10% Chardonnay

Harvested

Early April 2004

Cellaring

Drinking well now. Maximum cellaring 12-18 months.

Region : 

Eden Valley

Bottled : 

August 2004

Total Acidity : 

5.37

Alcohol : 

13.5

Residual Sugar : 

3.6

Tasting Notes