Mt Difficulty Mansons Farm Late Harvest Pinot Gris 2014 Half Bottle
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Mansons Farm Pinot Gris will improve for 5-8 years given optimal vintage and cellaring conditions.
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A very mild winter with decent levels of soil moisture kicked the growing season off early. Spring was magnificent with very few winds and no significant frost events. The low level of wind followed by a warm November meant that vines got off to a fantastic start. December was initially warm and settled and this lead to a compact and successful flowering. Immediately following flowering the weather turned and we had a protracted cold wet period which went through the end of December and the whole of January. February arrived and so too did the heat and a nice dry spell. March brought more of the same and the season finished with a warm flourish in April.
We only make this wine in exceptional seasons and 2014 was one of these.The fruit was harvested mid April, with the picking decision being decided by fruit flavour and concentration alone. The fruit was hand harvested and processed with all care. The juice was racked clean and fermented slowly to retain varietal expression. Chilling and racking the wine stopped the ferment, leaving residual sugar to provide balance and richness to the wine.
Alc. 11.5% T/A 5.6 gL-1 pH 3.6 Residual Sugar 90.5 gL-1
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