Review about Greywacke Pinot Gris 2016 from Passione Vino

Greywacke (Marlborough)

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Greywacke Pinot Gris 2016

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  • 4 /5
Grapes: 100% Pinot Gris
Country: New Zealand
Contents: 0, 75 l
GROWING: Wrekin Terrace Vineyard in the Brancott Valley, a valley typical of gravelly clay soils of the southern valleys. ENTAV 52 clone (known for its small cluster and berry size) cultivated Riverbrook Vineyard to Rapaura, in young alluvial soils containing high proportions of greywacke river stones. The vines were trained on a trellis VSP two reeds (vertical positioning of buds) and thinning of crops is carried out to obtain a modest yield of 7, 5 T / Ha.
FERMENTATION: The three clones were picked by hand separately to high levels of maturation and whole bunches pressed with very low steeping cycles. The resulting juice was cold settled and then racked into fermentation vessels. The majority of the juice is left to ferment spontaneously in native yeasts in old French oak barrels and the balance is fermented in stainless steel tanks using cultivated yeast.
The fermentations were stops to reach an average of 8 g / l of residual sugar in the final mixture. The fermented components remain in cask oak for seven months during which a part of the malolactic fermentation has been subjected to treatment. All batches were kept on the lees in stainless steel tanks for a further six months, and the wine was then blended and bottled in mid 2016 with an alcohol of 14, 0%, pH 3, 28 and 5 acidity, 5 g / the.

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