THE NED PINOT GRIS

$16.99

Ned blushes a little pink, to remind us of the original skin-tone of the grapes, a doffed cap to pedigree, perhaps. Classic rose petals in a crystal bowl by the front door of the manse aromatics, the fruit-led palate is weighty yet still razor sharp. Peachy keen, sexily spicy and appealingly smooth.

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Description

VA R I E T Y 100% Pinot Gris.

V I T I C U LT U R E Vertical shoot positioned, cane pruned and 2500 plants per hectare. The soil is ancient riverbed comprised of free draining stony silt and loam topsoil.

V I N TAG E The 2014 growing season was defined by its weather, beginning with one of the warmest starts on record. September to November experienced above average temperatures leading to an early flowering in December, then a reversal featured cooler than average temperatures January through to April – resulting in a highly desirable retention of pristine flavours across all our varietals.

W I N E M A K I N G Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks with carefully selected yeast strains, chosen for their ability to capture the aromatic intensity and enhance the texture and complexity of Pinot Gris.

A N A LY S I S Alcohol 14.0% pH 3.45 Titratable Acidity 5.9g/l Residual Sugar 4.2g/l

C O L O U R Signature pale salmon blush.

A R O M A The Ned 2014 Pinot Gris delivers up layers of ginger spice and ripe persimmon flavour, with the persistent floral lift of old fashioned roses.

PA L AT E Extended skin contact on a selection of the ripest fruit parcels is essential for promoting the signature coral pink colour of the Ned Pinot Gris. Equally important is the positive effect this technique has on enhancing the wine’s overall richness and mouth feel, providing the perfect counterpoint to the fine and slightly drying tannin texture that dominates the long, spicy finish.

FO O D M AT C H I N G A highly versatile food wine; our Pinot Gris has been internationally recognised as the best wine match for Cantonese Dim Sim.

C ELL A R I N G P O T E N T I A L Crafted to enjoy whilst young and fresh; we recommend drinking this wine within 2 – 3 years of vintage date.

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