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Obsidian Estate Pinot Gris 2016 (Sold Out)

Price:
SOLD OUT (2017 Vintage available from mid July)
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Tasting Notes

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Pale straw.

Bouquet
Intense aromas of pear, lychee and subtle spice.

Palate
The palate is rich and textural with juicy acidity and well balanced sweetness.

Cellaring
Drink now while young and fresh or suitable for cellaring up to 3 years.

Production

Variety:

Pinot Gris

Region:
Edbrookes Vineyard, Waiheke Island, Auckland, NZ

Season:

Vintage2016:

An early Spring with light easterlies breezes provided successful flowering and a good fruit set. Light rain from the beginning of January made for balmy growing conditions. Vine vigor was at unprecedented levels and the vineyard staff made many more ‘passes’ through the vineyard than they would have in other seasons. This included trimming and leaf plucking to ensure that the suns energy made it to the fruit and not just to leafy foliage. 2016 was a challenging vintage but the quality of the fruit was rewarding.

Harvest:
Hand picked March 2016

Vinification:
The fruit was gently whole bunch pressed to stainless steel tanks where it was cold settled overnight prior to racking and inoculation with cultured yeast strains. The wine was fermented cold to preserve aromatics. The ferment was stopped once the desirable sweetness balance had been achieved and then left on lees for 3 months before fining and filtration. 

Analysis:

Alcohol: 13%
Winemaker: Michael Wood


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