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2016 Bird in Hand Pinot Gris

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This belter of a Pinot Gris is so more-ish you will not be disappointed. It's full of nashi pears, apples, creamed almond and citrus on the nose, whilst the palate is bright and creamy textured, with a touch of spice from subtle oak usage, frisky acidity, and a dry, pear-like finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The Adelaide Hills is renowned for many of Australia’s finest white varietals. Harvesting in the cool mornings ensures we extract the most vibrant fruit.

These Pinot Gris grapes were hand-picked and then crushed and pressed with free run and pressings fractions kept separate.

Most parcels were fermented in stainless steel tanks to maintain the fresh lively characters and varietal definition. A small parcel was fermented in 1 and 2 year old French barriques to add complexity and texture. All parcels were kept separate until final blending of this extremely limited wine.

It is straw green in colour with a refreshing palate. Lifted pear and spice aromas & flavours combine with bright acidity and textural creaminess.

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James Halliday (2015 Vintage) says
Hand-picked/whole bunch-pressed, 85% stainless steel fermented with cultured yeast, 15% wild-fermented on solids in used French oak barriques, 4.8g/l residual sugar. Worth the effort; nashi pear, citrus and apple flavours are framed by some nutty nuances, the residual sugar barely perceptible, the length good.

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