This is an attractive wine with aromas of ripe juicy Gala Apples and Nashi Pear. This is an off-dry style with freshly picked stone fruit and notes of Turkish delight. The wine is slightly textured on the palate and the flavours are persistent, displaying refined acidity which is subtly balanced with a touch of residual sugar.
The wine is very similar to the structure and style of our 2017 Pinot Gris, with the 2018 potentially more concentrated than our previous vintage. We have reduced the residual sugar slightly to 4.5g/L as the alcohol is a touch higher. The batches were all fermented slowly and at cool temperatures. I tried a new yeast this year, 58W3 and I am really pleased with the results. It has added a bit of spice to the wine that complements the creaminess produced from my favourite Pinot Gris yeast & Siha 7.
I can't wait to get your feedback on the wine!