2014 Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris isn't exactly an abundant grape planted in Stellenbosch but it is something we have a lot of fun working with. Although a lot of the wine drinking world think and assume it is a 'white grape' it is in fact a lovely coppery/dark rose skinned grape.
With this being the case we just can't waste that colour, so in the cellar we ferment this wine on the skins. Fruit is hand-picked, de-stemmed and then treated like a red wine. Fermentation takes place in open top fermenters and is lightly pumped over or punched down throughout fermentation. The fermentation on skins give the wine a great coppery hue. Once dry and we are happy with extraction we drain and press to old barrels. In 2014 the wine was on skins for just 9 days.
Residual Sugar 1.5 g/L
Total Acidity 5.2 g/L
Bottle Unfined and Unfiltered