2018 Bannockburn Pinot Gris - case

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2018 Bannockburn Pinot Gris - case

Bannockburn, Central Otago

We believe that the elements of a good Pinot Gris are a perceived weight and texture on the palate. Made from 100% Estate Grown, BioGro certified organic, Central Otago Pinot Gris. The fruit was crushed, then pressed and fermented using wild yeast to foster complexity. It was fermented in a combination of old French oak barrels (36%) and stainless tank. The barrels remained on ferment lees for 7 months, which added additional texture and weight to the blend. There is also a hint of residual sugar to add balance to the palate.

Bob Campbell MW, 91/100 - Ripe pinot gris with punchy tree fruit, pear, mango, honeysuckle and ginger root flavours. A smooth-textured wine, with a backbone of refreshing acidity that helps drive a lengthy finish. Dry but certainly not austere.

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, 91/100 - The wine is subtle and poised on the nose showing fresh pear, apple and lime peel characters with a lovely savoury nuance. It's focused and elegantly weighted on the palate with textural mouthfeel and crisp acidity, finishing lingering and mouth-watering. 

2018
Vintage

Our Pinot Gris has a textural element on the palate that is reflective of an Alsatian style whilst retaining a clean acidity that is the hallmark of our windblown glacial soils on the Cairnmuir terraces in Bannockburn. Notes of pear and fresh Braeburn apples are present, balanced by a hint of clove spice.

Origin: Carrick Vineyards, Bannockburn, Central Otago
Hand-picked in: March 2018
Bottled: November 2018
Cases: 2000 x 6 bottle cases
Residual Sugar: 2.76g/L

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