BLADEN PINOT GRIS

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VINTAGE

2020

 

PRICE

$27.00

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour

Light-straw with a gold hue and a bright clarity.

 

Nose

A complex array of fresh pear, toasted almond, fennel bulb and aniseed.

 

Palate

A medium bodied wine with a soft creamy texture. This wine has fresh fruit flavours such as pear and rock melon that persist on a long, relatively dry finish.

 

Cellaring

Up to four years.

 

Serve

Lightly chilled.

 

Suggested Foods

A food friendly style, an ideal companion to pork and chicken dishes or enjoy with pâtés and hard cheeses.

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 13.5% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 4.0 g/L
pH: 3.39
Titratable Acidity: 4.9 g/L

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald.

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road, Renwick. Marlborough.

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate

The timing of budburst was similar to previous years.  The early part of the season was notable for lower sunshine hours, especially in November.  Flowering took place in early December with very changeable weather. January and February were extremely hot and dry, withering the surrounding hills and putting pressure on irrigation systems. This also brought forward the harvest by 10-14 days.  Warm, dry conditions over harvest meant the grapes could be picked with optimum flavour and without pressure from disease or rain.

 

Soils

Silty loam over free draining gravels.

 

Training

Vertical Shoot Positioning. Standard vertical trellis.

 

Harvest Date

21st March, 2020

 

 

WINEMAKER

Pierre Viennings

 

 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked and whole cluster pressed in cool morning conditions. After 12 hours of settling, the juice was racked, warmed and then a selected yeast strain was added to start fermentation. After fermentation was complete, the wine was aged on yeast lees for 2-3 months to build texture and complexity. Following filtration the wine was bottled on the 10th August, 2020.

 

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