Mt Difficulty Bannockburn, Petrea,
Pinot Gris 2017
Half Bottle 375ml - 12 bottles
Mt Difficulty Single Vineyard wines are a celebration of time and place. Named Petrea for the vineyard owner, Bannockburn Bay is a 0.57ha vineyard of terraced Pinot Gris; tucked into the Bannockburn Inlet, planted in 1997. A long dry autumn allowed us to harvest late in the season to produce a ripe, clean, sweet style (49 g/L). White peach aromas combine with golden apple and nectarine counterbalanced by an undercurrent of bright mandarin.
Mt Difficulty Petrea Late Harvest Pinot Gris will improve for 7-12 years given optimal cellaring conditions.
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A very interesting season - overall, we ended up with about an average amount of heat even though the season had a distinctly cool bend to it. A very warm wet spring kicked off the growing season in style with very early bud-burst. Just as we were entering into flowering the weather deteriorated with very cool weather being the norm right through late December. This impacted on flowering with lower than average yield.
Alc. 13% Residual Sugar 49 gL-1
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