Balance Winemaker's Selection Pinot Grigio 2016

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.

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

variety : Pinot Gris | 100% Pinot Grigio
winemaker : Willie Malan and Ben Snyman
wine of origin : Western Cape
analysis : alc : 13.0 % vol  rs : 3.3 g/l  pH : 3.19  ta : 5.9 g/l  
type : White  style : Dry  body : Light  taste : Fruity  
pack : Bottle  size : 750ml  closure : Screwcap  

ageing : 2 - 3 years from bottling.

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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