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Greywacke Botrytis Pinot Gris

Greywacke Botrytis Pinot Gris 2015

Marlborough, South Island, New ZealandWhen this was picked, it was the only fruit remaining in all of Marlborough. In 2015, it took until 8 June until all the fruit would accept the botrytis. The shrivelled grapes were whole bunch pressed, cold-settled, and then racked to old barrels for partial native fermentation. The fermentation was eventually stopped in September, retaining 105 g/l residual sugar. The wine then aged in barrel for a further nine months before bottling. Lovely honeycomb, butterscotch, and caramel, with a fine kiss of smoke wrapping around a pear nectar core. There's a spire of acidity and lovely fresh spicing that carries this savoury sweet to the finish. Not made every year.Tasted: 26 October 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 43.00 375 private wine shops Producer: GreywackeDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Varietal: Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio