Stopham Estate Pinot Gris 2014

£14.99

 TASTING NOTE

Pale yellow in colour, with aromatic peach and pear fruit alongside its floral character. The palate has excellent balance with crisp acidity. Fairly full in body, with plenty of juicy fruit intensity, the wine is refreshing and long with a delicate citrus and stone fruit finish.

The main challenges in the vineyard are deer which roam the parkland (meaning Simon’s first job was to fence the vineyard to protect the vines from damage) and, unsurprisingly, the weather. Simon practises sustainable farming. This is helped by the southfacing vineyards, which maximise sun exposure and ripening, as well as the proximity of the Stopham farm animals, which provide copious amounts of organic fertiliser to boost the sandy soils! Grapes were harvested by hand.

The grapes were pressed directly on entering the winery, there was no skin contact. They were fermented in stainless steel under strict temperature control. Fermentation was stopped prematurely to obtain the perfect level of sweetness at 8g‘L of residual sugar. As expected from highly aromatic varieties, there was no malolactic fermentation.  Storage was on the fine lees until early summer, with bottling on the 3rd of June 2014. The wine is closed with Stelvin Luxe Plus to preserve the impeccable purity of fruit.97% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco 

3% Auxerrois

 

11.5% abv

Stopham Estate Pinot Gris 2014
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