BLADEN PINOT GRIS

VINTAGE

2017

 

 

PRICE

$27.00

 

 

 

 

TASTING NOTES

Colour:

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

Nose:

A composite array of nectarine, peach, nashi pear and quince paste.

Palate:

A medium bodied wine with a light, seamless texture.  The clean fruit flavours persist on the lengthy finish.

 

Cellaring:

This wine can be drunk fresh or cellared for 4- 5 years.

Serve:

Lightly chilled.

 

Suggested Foods:

This wine will make a perfect companion to pork and chicken dishes or enjoy with pâtés and soft cheeses.

 

SPECIFICATIONS

Alcohol: 13% /vol.
Residual Sugar: 6.8 g/L
pH: 3.26
Titratable Acidity:  5.7 g/L

 

 

GRAPEGROWERS

Chris and Dave Macdonald.

 

 

LOCATION

Conders Bend Road, Renwick. Marlborough.

 

 

VITICULTURE

Climate: The budburst timing was slightly later than normal and the vines experienced typical spring like conditions of variable temperatures, winds and rain.  Early varieties, such Pinot Noir, flowered in cooler conditions leading to smaller yields.  Other varieties had warm, dry conditions over flowering, resulting in healthy crop levels.  In mid-December, the weather became warm and dry.  January was notable for strong winds that parched the landscape. The later part of the season recorded lower sunshine hours, resulting in a slightly later start to harvest

Soils:

Silty loam over free draining gravels.

Training:

Vertical Shoot Positioning. Standard vertical trellis.

 

Harvest Date:

11th April 2017.

 

 

 

WINEMAKER

Rowan Langdon

 

 

WINEMAKING

The fruit was handpicked and whole cluster pressed. After 24 hours of light settling, the juice was racked off the heavy lees.  A selected, aromatic yeast strain and cold fermentation temperature were used to preserve the fruit’s inherent, delicate flavours.  After fermentation, the wine was aged on yeast lees for 2 months to aid the creamy texture.  Bottling date 24th Jan, 2018.

 

 

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