The Pinot Gris block sits atop the Tupari cliffs, protected from the strong winds by a small woodland. The trees create a microclimate by enhancing the effects of the warm days and cool nights. It is the large daily temperature fluctuations that are favourable to long and slow ripening, intensifying the varietal flavour characteristics.
The weather was warm at harvest and grapes were picked in the cool of the night to ensure they arrived at the winery in optimum condition. A little low temperature skin contact enhanced the natural flavours and structure of the wine. A single vineyard wine, the 2015 Tupari Pinot Gris is dry, richly flavoured and mouthfilling. Distinguishing ripe pear and ginger notes, a luscious texture and a long elegant finish make this a must try wine.
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