On the Fly 2018 Pinot Gris

On the Fly 2018 Pinot Gris

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"Cold climate pinot gris grapes make wines that are crisp, refreshing and pure. We believe in giving our vines a lot of attention to bring out the best we can in the fruit. As each year progresses we look at how best to maintain and improve the quality of our grapes by ensuring the fruit is disease free and in balance to the vine. Each year, our pickers come in from all around the world and tell us how much they enjoy picking our grapes. We often hear the comment “there is so much love in this vineyard” and indeed there is.

 

Vital statistics

Single vineyard pinot gris grapes (146 clone)

Hand picked: 14 March 2018

Bottled:  14 June 2018

Production: 269 dozen bottles

13.0% alcohol/vol

 

Appearance

Pale straw coloured with green hints

 

Nose

Complex apple and pear fruit aromas with a touch of spice

 

Palate

Well balanced acidity with a long, dry finish.

 

What Alex Mackay (our winemaker) did

The grapes were 100% whole bunch pressed with the juice then fermented in stainless steel. The fermentation was stopped before all the grape sugars were converted to alcohol leaving just 4.5gm of grape sugar per litre of juice. This process balances out the natural acidity of the wine and promotes fruit weight on the palate.

 

What the wine says

This wine says "Sip me and enjoy. I am a wine to relax with. You can have me on my own or with food. I'm easy going and versatile."

 

What others are saying

Our On the Fly Pinot Gris is one of our most popular wines that people find so easy to drink.