Roaring Meg Pinot Gris 2019 - 6 bottles
Succulent vibrant nectarine introduces the wine, this then leads into a textured rock melon influenced mid palate and a ripe phenolic driven finish, this along with the natural acidity helps balances the wines offdry style
Roaring Meg Central Otago Pinot Gris is at its best within three to five years of release.
A vintage of variability, contrasts and many different phases of weather through the growing season. A normal to warm start to the season was interrupted by a cold snap and snowfall mid-November. Weather over flowering was patchy, but overall flowering was successful. An oddity during summer this year was warmer nights and cooler days. this gives the appearance of a warmer season than it really was. There was a significant amount of early season rainfall, right through to the end of January. Cool and very dry conditions prevailed through February when verasion occurs - slowing that phase of ripening down. The heat and regular rainfall did reappear in March and then finally a very cool and lengthy final ripening phase through April.
The grapes for this wine come from our vineyards in Central Otago’s Cromwell basin. The fruit was harvested early in top condition from the 3rd April to the 3rd of May. The fruit was processed in a reductive manner, with the juice settled overnight and racked clean the following morning. The wine was fermented cool, to help maximise varietal character. The wine was stop fermented in an off-dry style to provide palate weight and texture. The wine wasn’t fined before being filtered and bottled.
Alc. 13.2% T/A 5.90 gL-1 pH 3.34 Residual Sugar 3.5gL -1
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