Petane Pinot Gris 2020
Aromas of ripe, fleshy white stone fruits, brown pear and apple. Some honeysuckle and floral scents add breadth and charm. Just dry on the palate with a tickle of sweetness leading to fruit flavours that reflect the nose. Acidity and texture throughout the palate deliver a finer coarse-silk mouth feel giving length and ultimately a dry finish. Best drink from 2021 through 2023.
— Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier. (The Shout Magazine; Sept 2021)
Our dry farmed vines had to work hard this season as the conditions from mid-summer to late autumn were hot and dry. Crop thinning, trimming and a late leaf pluck to reduce sun burn to the bunches, all combined well to enhance ripening.
Handpicked on the 28th of March then whole bunch pressed, the juice was settled over night then racked into a stainless ferment tank. After selecting our favoured yeast culture, a nice cool ferment started; this slow ferment has allowed the wine to retain the delicate fruit flavours. Post ferment the wine was left on its yeast lees to evolve, then fined, crossflow filtered and bottled.
PICKING DATE March 28th
BRIX 22.4 - 23.4
BOTTLING 11th March