2011 Joy Pinot Gris

Gold Medal & Trophy 2011 Geelong Wine Show

Tasting Notes

Vibrant straw with green hues. Classic pear, spice and apple with subtle cedar and nougat. These characters flow onto the rich and complex palate which exhibits incredible depth and texture. The wine is suited to a broad spectrum of Mediterranean style dishes that are supportive of a wine with texture and structure. Drinking well immediately yet should reward medium term cellaring.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Leura Park Estate Vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Harvest occurred on a sunny March day and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. The picking bins were placed in a refrigerated container and chilled down over night then the following morning the fruit was whole bunch pressed.
Following settling for several days the juice was racked to a stainless steel vessel in preparation for fermentation.
The stainless steel vessel was inoculated with an Active Dry Wine Yeast when the juice reached a temperature of 12 degrees.
Half way through the alcoholic fermentation one third of the juice was transferred to a new 500 Litre French oak puncheon to complete fermentation.
The remainder of the juice completed fermentation in the stainless steel vessel
Post ferment the barrel was topped up from the stainless steel vessel and was not impeded from going through malolactic fermentation. The stainless steel vessel was sulphured to inhibit malolactic fermentation.
Both components of the wine were stirred intermittently throughout the maturation process and they remained on lees for 5 months.
Finally the two components were racked, blended, stabilised, lightly fined with skim milk and filtered for bottling.


Gold Medal and Trophy at the 2011 Geelong Wine Show for Best Aromatic White Wine.

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