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On the Fly 2021 Pinot Gris

On the Fly 2021 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 in the vineyard to bring out the best we can in the wine. After hailstorms in 2019 and smoke taint from fires to our back fence in 2020,  the 2021 vintage was a labour of love. The reward for many hours in the vineyard was high quality fruit that has been crafted into a well balanced wine."

  

Vital statistics

Single vineyard Pinot Gris grapes from Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard

Hand picked: 12 March 2021

Bottled:  1 June 2021

Production: 325 dozen bottles

13.0% alcohol/vol

 

Appearance

Very pale straw with a hint of green

 

Nose

White peach fruit aromas with a touch of spice

 

Palate

Rich amalgam of flavours – ripe fruit and spice. Lovely viscous mouthfeel with a cleansing acidity on the finish.

 

What Alex Mackay and Léonore Salancon (our winemakers) 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. 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

Like previous vintages, this wine is so easy to drink.