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Konpira Maru - '19 Pinot Gris/Gewurz, King Valley VIC

Konpira Maru - '19 Pinot Gris/Gewurz, King Valley VIC

Varietal: 50% Pinot Gris & 50% Gewurztraminer

Winemaking: De-stemmed and transferred to vats for fermentation on skins. Natural fermentation for 3 weeks - plunged once daily. Sat on skins for a further week post-ferment. The wine was then basket-pressed and transferred to 25% new Hungarian oak and 75% old French oak.

Racked after 3 weeks before being transferred back into the same barrels. Left in oak for 9 months. Partial malolactic fermentation (Hungarian oak component only). All the barrels were racked to stainless steel and blended. Hand bottled, unfined and unfiltered.

Nose: Pear, rose water, a little spice

Palate: Aniseedginger spice, stone fruit and a some subtle red fruit / florals coming through. 

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