GISBORNE GARAGISTE WINE COMPANY SAUVIGNON GRIS 2016

GISBORNE GARAGISTE WINE COMPANY  
SAUVIGNON GRIS 2016

HISTORY

Sauvignon Gris is a variety in its own right and primarily found in Bordeaux and Chile . It is thought to be a clonal mutation of Sauvignon Blanc  and demonstrates  a pink colouration in the grapes. Sauvignon Gris produces fruit with higher sugar levels than its cousin, which contribute to greater aromatics and a more rich and round feel to the wines.

VITICULTURE

This wine was made using hand  picked  grapes from a premium block in the Patutahi region of Gisborne. A balanced  crop level and open canopy  ensured  full expression of varietal character.

HARVEST DETAILS

The grapes were hand harvested in optimum condition with ripe flavours  on the 7th April 2016.
Sugar (o Bx)
Titratable Acidity
pH
20.6
5.6 g/L
3.34

WINEMAKING NOTES

The grapes were gently whole bunch pressed  releasing  high  quality free run juice rich in flavour. After cold settling overnight the  juice was racked and cool fermented in a stainless steel tank with a selected yeast strain retaining the aromatic qualities of the grapes . The wine was stop fermented  to leave a trace of residual sugar to balance the acidity and fruit flavours. It then was fined, filtered and bottled early preserving the fruit characters. 

TASTING NOTES

The nose shows intense aromatic characters of white nectarine, pear and spice. These characters follow through on the palate with complexing background notes of  blackcurrant and gooseberry. The palate is  off dry with  full, ripe fruit flavours and a long finish.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alcohol
Titratable Acidity
pH
Residual sugar
12.8%
5.2 g/L
3.23
4.6 g/L

FOOD MATCH

A versatile wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif, with delicate fish dishes, lighter roasted or grilled white meat  or with soft white cheeses