Kirrihill Pinot Grigio 2017

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Kirrihill Pinot Grigio 2017

17.00

Vineyard

The fruit for this wine was grown in the Adelaide Hills near Birdwood. This elevated and heavily sloping vineyard receives good rainfall and cool ripening conditions, making it an ideal vineyard for the growing of Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

Growing Conditions

After a reasonably dry winter and spring an early vintage was predicted, but thankfully 60mm of rain fell in November, setting up the canopies to hold healthy bunches and produce abundant long shoots. Vintage harvest began late January as flavours were ripe early and acidity still quite abundant; ideal for Riesling. One of the best vintages for fine elegant flavours and bright tight acidity.

Winemaking

Harvested in the cool of night to ensure minimal amount of oxidation occurred, the grapes were top loaded to a tank press. After a gentle pressing the free run juice was cool fermented in stainless steel for 18 days. After fermentation the wine was cold filtered and bottled immediately to retain the freshness and varietal expression.

Winemaking Notes

The 2017 Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio is pale lemon in colour with green hues.  The aroma is filled with scents of citrus and a hint of green apple that follows through to the palate.  Stone fruits and Nashi pear flavours combine with a zesty acidity to give this wine a good length of finish.

Analysis -pH 3.22 | Alc. 12.0% | TA 6.0 g/l

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