2021 Eminence Pinot Gris
Producer notes below
The pitch: Textured, restrained, slightly off-dry style of pinot gris blended from
our two best barrels of 2021.
Winemaking: 100% pinot gris, hand picked and whole bunch pressed. Both
parcels were sent straight to barrel (one oak, one stainless steel) to ferment on
full solids, no sulphur or yeast was added. One barrel completed ferment and
the other stopped towards the end of the fermentation. Rather than restart, we
sulphured the RS barrel and let the wine sit on lees for a further 9 months prior
to racking, settling and bottling. No filtration, fining, adjustments or additives
other than sulphur. 60 dozen produced.
Profile: Light gold in colour with candied lemon and floral aromatics, the palate
is clean and lifted, with lemon-tart-esque flavours. The texture is creamy from
the lees ageing while showing quite prominent acid. Despite being 8 grams per
litre, the residual sugar weaves in seamlessly; when chilled it's almost
imperceivable and is slightly more obvious as it warms up. Overall it's a
surprisingly complex wine.