On Giants’ Shoulders Pinot Gris 2016






Alcohol                       14.0%

pH                               3.36

T.A.                              5.75g/L

R.S.                              2.6g/L

Harvest brix                23.0 – 23.2

Harvest                       30.03.16 – 07.04.16

Bottled                        March 2017

Bottles Produced       2076




Hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard, picking took place on the 30th March and 07th April.  In the winery, the fruit was pressed over five hours to high pressure to extract phenolics.  Left overnight at ambient temperatures, 30% was run to neutral barrels with the remainder in tank on full solids. Ferment commenced naturally after four days, allowing significant oxidation of the juice.  Ferment was completed after six weeks at warm temperatures, and remained in barrel, on gross lees and un-sulphured until February 2017.  The wine was blended and filtered prior to bottling in March 2017.


Reviews (1)

1 review for On Giants’ Shoulders Pinot Gris 2016

  1. Raymond Chan – wine reviewer

    17.5+ / 20

    Bright golden-hued straw-yellow colour, a little lighter on the rim. The nose is fresh and gently full with aromas of white and yellow stonefruits, along with hints of creamy barrel-ferment, and a nutty lees and oak amalgam adding richness and interest. This has delicacy and vibrancy. Dry to taste and medium-full bodied, the palate has finely concentrated but restrained flavours of white and yellow stonefruits with light notes of lees and oak. The fruit forms a firm heart with light phenolic textures and balanced, lacy acidity. The wine flows to a concentrated, stonefruited, nutty and minerally nuanced, lingering finish. This is a fresh, finely concentrated dry Pinot Gris with stonefruit flavours and nutty lees and oak detail on a firm-lined, fine-textured palate. Match with most white meat dishes over the next 4 years.

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