2005 Terra Barossa Pinot Gris

Comments

The colour is light to mid straw. The lifted nose has tropical fruit and some floral notes (not unlike a Gewurztraminer). The palate has intense flavour with the predominant characters being pear skin, lime and Chinese spices. Due to the lees contact the wine is very viscous and mouth filling providing a perfect match to any food type, especially Asian foods. The rich sweet pear flavours and spicy notes persist and give the wine great length.

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 texture.. We racked the wine from lees after four months, filtered and bottled.

Maturation

Un-wooded

Harvested

Early April 2005

Cellaring

Drinking well now. Maximum cellaring 12-18 months.

Region : 

Eden Valley

Bottled : 

August 2005

Total Acidity : 

6.46

Alcohol : 

14.1

Residual Sugar : 

3.6

Tasting Notes