Carlei Green Vineyards Pinot Gris 2004
Variety: Pinot Gris
Vintage: 2004Harvest date: 27th April, 2004
Vineyard location: Cardinia Ranges, Port Phillip Zone
Harvest Beaumé: 13.5Total acidity: 7.05 g/l pH: 3.36
Alcohol: 13.5% alc/volProduction: 500 dozen
The fruit was gently crushed, airbag pressed and cold settled. The juice was divided into separate 1 tonne stainless steel fermenters and barrels with different yeast strains introduced to the batches. Post pri mary fermentation the wine was lightly sulphured and fined, cold stabilized, filtered and bottled under screw cap.
The wine is complex with lifted aromas of minerals, pear, citrus and spice. The palate is rich and textured as a result of some barrel fermentation; pear and lime flavours combine with a juicy, fruit sweetness all balanced by crisp and vibrant acidity. Beautifully fresh with superb mouth feel and length.
Cellaring: 3 to 5 years
Awards & reviews:
Wine of the Week: “rich amalgam of pear-citrus-lime flavours from one of the most fastidious winemakers.”
John Fordham, Sydney Sunday Telegraph, May ‘05