2008 Sandpiper Pinot Gris
The colour is mid straw. The nose shows lifted fruits with subtle notes of pear and almonds. The palate is medium bodied with Nashi pears and apple puree. There is a lovely richness and viscosity which can be attributed to the extended time on yeast. The wine finishes clean and crisp with great length of fruit.
Crushed, destemmed and then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings were not used. Fermented using French Yeast at 12-15 degrees Celcius. The ferment was kept slow and cool to retain all the natural flavours of the grape. The wine was then racked and filtered. Bottling took place soon afterwards so the wine was a true expression of the grape and the terroir from which it was made.
2008 was a very warm year with harvest being completed in a very short period. The resultant wines from the vintage reflect the growing conditions with loads of upfront fruit and rich mouthfeel, meaning wines from this vintage will have a great deal of aging potential as well.
Silver at 2010 Korean Wine Challenge
Silver at 2009 Alternative Varietals Wine Show
Silver at 2009 Barossa Wine Show
Silver at 2009 Royal Hobart Wine Show
Silver at 2008 National Wine Show
Bronze at 2010 Royal Qld Wine Show
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