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NOTES: Apple / Pear Peach, Melon Melon Lemon / Lime Flint, Clay Nutty
DRYNESS: Very Dry
ACIDITY: Medium +
ORIGIN: Marlborough, New Zealand
- Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris)
FERMENTATION: Organic, Vegan
AWARDS: >90 pts
ASIAN FOOD PAIRING: Fried spring rolls, Pad Thai, seafood ramen
WESTERN FOOD PAIRING: Seafood of all sorts, spaghetti alle vongole, creamy garlic mushrooms
Loveblock Pinot Gris 2021
Loveblock Pinot Gris is pale yellow with golden touches. Elegant aromas of rock melon, pear cider and grass. Dry and medium-bodied on the palate with a linear acidity, lingering mouthfeel and fruity flavours. Asian pear and lemon flavours with a touch of tinned peaches, rock melon and flinty minerality.
100% Pinot Gris. The grapes come from Loveblock's certified-organic estate vineyard, the Triangle. The vineyard is in Lower Dashwood, Marlborough, with alluvial silt over stone soils. Organic management decreases the vigour of the vines, reducing berry size and hence overall yields
To make dry Pinot Gris, the vines are managed to give physiological ripeness at low Brix so that the wine is not overly alcoholic. Organic management does this for Loveblock, as the competition from the wild flowers and grasses forces the vines to struggle. Once the grapes are ripe, the fruit goes through machine harvesting and membrane pressing immediately (no preservatives in the field to reduce the grape phenolics). Floating and inoculation of the juice follows. Next is cool fermentation with an organic yeast in order to optimise the aromatics. Fermentation ends once the wine achieves balance.