Leesy, creamy, fresh.
This is an estate field blend of 40% Pinot Gris, 40% Gewurztraminer and 20% Chardonnay grown on glacial stone and loam soils. The components were hand harvested, sorted and foot stomped, left on skins for 8 hours and then whole-bunch pressed without sulphur. Fermentation by indigenous yeast was completed in old French oak barriques. The wine was left to age on primary lees, without battonage until just before bottling.
There were no yeast, nutrients, enzymes, or sulphites added; the wine is also unfiltered and unfined.
Leesy notes are layered with creamed yellow apples, honeydew melon, cedar and dried wildflowers. The palate is fresh with a creamy edge and is flavoured with charred lemons and tealeaf. Solid.
Seafood/Fish, White Meat Chicken/Pork, Tomatoes and Tomato Sauces, Appetizers
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Wine Scores reviewed - 2021-03-03 21:39:27.0