Vineyard: Seifried Brightwater & Redwood Valley Vineyards
Sugar at Harvest: 21.6°Brix
Date of Harvest: Late March - Early April 2019
pH of Wine: 3.34
T.A of Wine: 5.3g/L
Residual Sugar: Dry <1.0g/L
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans: Yes
The 2019 Old Coach Road Pinot Gris is a blend of two of our Pinot Gris vineyard blocks. This allows us to take advantage of the various clones and nuances each site offers.
Brightwater Vineyard vines are grown in an extremely stony area of the vineyard where water and nutrient levels are low. This helps us to restrict the plants vigour and to crop at low levels. To further enhance the aromatics, leaves were removed to allow light penetration and air movement around the fruiting zone
The unirrigated Redwood Valley Vineyard is situated on a gently sloping, north facing clay site - the vines range in age from 10 to 30 years. Vertical shoot positioning helps to expose the berries to sunlight, thus getting maximum intensity and optimal ripeness.
We used separate parcels of Pinot Gris from our clay soiled vineyards and stony/silty blocks to blend a complex wine. The wine pulls together fruit from our varying Estate vineyards to make the best our terroirs have to offer.
We used separate parcels of Pinot Gris from our clay soiled vineyards and stony/silty blocks to blend a complex wine. The wine pulls together fruit from our varying Estate Vineyards to make the best our terroirs have to offer.
"Bright and sweetly fruited, the fragrant bouquet shows raspberry, ripe cherry, dried herb and subtle spice aromas, followed by a nicely rounded palate that's juicy and supple. It's youthful, flavoursome and very approachable. At its best: now to 2022"
86 Points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, March 2020