Chockstone Pinot Gris
Grampians (Great Western), Victoria, Australia.
Sourced from our neighbour Paul’s vineyard less than 500 m from our winery door. This elegant Pinot Gris benefits from the cool ripening season, and the relatively early harvest at 11.5 degrees Baume allows the delicate balance and vibrancy of fruit to shine.
The typically low yields and harvesting at the perfect flavour profile lead to the delicate flavours and balance that defines our Chockstone Pinot Gris. Once harvested, the grapes and juice were left to sit for 24 hours to build flavour and structure. The grapes were then pressed as gently as possible, and the juice allowed to work its way through a nice cool fermentation with as little intervention as possible. The fermentation came to rest with just a touch of residual sweetness to balance the vibrant acid profile, creating a focussed palate and elegant finish.
This Chockstone Pinot Gris displays a crisp texture with refreshing acidity and a delicate fruit body. It is made for easy drinking, yet is complex enough to match just about any food. The subtle fruit flavours of pear, kiwi, green apple are followed by hints of citrus blossom and guava.
This Chockstone Pinot Gris is a pert and refreshing beauty now, but its refined structure and delicate characters will allow it to be enjoyed for a few more years.
Harvested in February
Bottled in August
12 % Alcohol
6.5 g/L Total Acidity
3 g/L Residual Sugar