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An exceptional cool climate white wine from north east Tasmania

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Pipers Brook Pinot Gris 2016
Pipers Brook, Kreglinger Wine Estates

 

Pipers Brook has been producing exceptional cool-climate wines on the north coast of Tasmania since 1974. The combination of the unique geography, temperate climate and proximity to the Bass Straight allows the purity of Tasmania to be captured in distinctive, award-winning wines.

All the wines are estate grown and bottled, so whether it be world class bottle-fermented sparkling, or stylish table wines, Pipers Brook only offers the highest quality to those of discerning taste.

The Cellar Door offers fresh Tasmanian produce, alongside tastings, glass and bottle sales of all their wines, across the range of Ninth Island, Pipers Brook and Kreglinger labels.

James Halliday's Wine Companion for 2017 awarded Pipers Brook Vineyard 5 stars.

Here's tasting notes for one of Pipers Brook's sought after, fine white wines:

 

Pipers Brook 2016 Pinot Gris

Winemaking: the grapes, naturally chilled by early morning temperatures, were harvested and then crushed without delay. Whilst in the press, the fruit underwent a short period of skin contact to extract additional aroma and flavour compounds locked away in the skins. This helped create a more complex, rich, and savoury Pinot Gris.

The juice was gently pressed, settled and racked to French oak barrels with a portion of light solids added for texture and complexity. The wine was then aged on lees in oak for 8 months, building structure, palate weight and aging potential.

Tasting: rich aromas of pear, citrus blossom, aromatic spice with barrel ferment complexities. Crisp pear and subtle spice flavours. Rich and textural with lasting natural acidity.

Tasmania’s cool climate influence is evident in its elegance and structure.

Alc/vol: 13.5%

Price: A$35 bottle (direct from vineyard)
 

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