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Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Grigio 2016

Technical Analysis
Winemaker
Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
Main Variety
Pinot Gris
Appellation
Western Cape
Alcohol
13.0 %vol
pH
3.19
RS
3.3 g/l
TA
5.9 g/l
Characteristics
Type
White
Style
Dry
Body
Light
Taste
Fruity

Tasting Notes

This wine tempts with enticing aromas of melon which leads to a feast of fresh, lingering flavours of green apple and pear finished with a crisp acidity.

Ageing Potential

2 - 3 years from bottling.

Blend Information

100% Pinot Grigio

Food Suggestions

A perfect partner to food especially creamy bacon carbonara and Seafood Laska.

In The Vineyard

The vineyards lies in deep red soils ensuring excellent water-retention and adding structure and fullness to the wines.

About The Harvest

The 2016 harvest was significantly smaller than the past three years, which were characterised by record harvests. Most warmer regions also saw a later than usual finish to the harvesting period. The smaller crop sizes ensured greater concentration of fruit present in the berries which resulted in more flavourful wines.

In The Cellar

Cold skin maceration was carried out for twelve hours, juice then fermented in stainless steel tanks for three weeks at 12˚C. Batonage was applied to the wine for a week before it was racked. The wine remained on the fine less till just prior to bottling.

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