Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2020
Mt Difficulty Bannockburn Pinot Gris 2020 a vintage of variability led to a yellow fleshed peach aromas with a touch of pear and a backdrop of white jasmine blossom. The palate displays these same characters in abundance focusing more on succulent white peach notes, while the mid palate is full, creamy and well textured. The wine has a pithy, stonefruit focused finish.
Mt Difficulty Estate Pinot Gris will improve for 3-6 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
A wet, cold and windy spring introduced our growing season. These conditions continued through our key flowering and fruit set periods in October and December - impacting our potential yields for the season. Disturbed weather patterns continued right through January, and whilst the weather settled in February it was not its usual scorching self. We experienced cool periods through both verasion and ripening; delaying and then slowing down our harvest. Even with all that fruit condition was superb with no disease pressure, and the small berries were bursting with flavour.
The fruit was hand harvested in top condition from the 7th of April through to the 30th of April. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled for a week prior to being racked clean. This gave us time to brew an indigenous starter culture. The wine was femented cool with indigenous yeast, to help maximise varietal character. All the components were left on gross yeast lees for four months post fermentation with weekly stirring to help enhance the complexity and textural aspects of the wine.
Alc. 14.2% T/A 6.40gL-1 pH 3.41 Residual Sugar 2.60gL -1
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