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2018 Pinot Gris

92 Points, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW 
93 Points, 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 

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Aromatically the wine is floral witha nutty undertone featuring scents of quince blossom and hazelnuts. On the palate, it’s dry and full-bodied, warm and ripe with luscious ripe Nashi pear flavors backed by sensuous texture. It has a cream-like finish; clean with a crisp citrus twist at the end.

Pair our Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris with pasta, chicken, salmon, pork and especially rowdy dinner guests.

A complete contrast to the previous few vintages, 2018 was a good growing season that was considerably warmer and wetter than normal. Pinot Gris did very well, and we had great flowering followed by enough rain to nicely fill out the grape bunches. We worked hard in the vineyard and the Mt. Beautiful Pinot Gris had its yield restricted to a low 5 T/ha to increase concentration and complexity in the wine. The fruit was hand harvested in two picks, on the 3rd and 6th of April. Due to the warm season, the grapes were very ripe with a good spectrum and depth of flavors. The grapes were fermented mostly in tank but also in afew older barrels to give an extra layer of complexity. The wine was aged on lees for about six months before racking and bottling in December 2018.

The Pinot Gris is planted on the warm slopes of a north facing hill block of natural uncontoured land, sloping from 55m to 32m above sea level. This site is well suited for Pinot Gris as it is out of the cooler and lower surrounding areas, and the soil mix of silt loam and clay provide excellent water-holding properties. It is all hand tended throughout the season and at harvest. A variety of Pinot Gris clones have been planted including German Geisenheim clone 2/21, new clonal reselections from South Africa (e.g. clones 7a, 14a and 52b and the Berrysmith clone), which all provide a full-bodied, textural wine with a richness in the mid palate

Alcohol 14.5%
TA 5.9 g/L
RS 4.5 g/L
pH 3.6

92 Points, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW 
93 Points, 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 

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Name of the license holder: Dionysus Ventures Limited
License number: 57/OFF/411/2019
License expiry date: 27th day of February 2022
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