Long Play 2022 — Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Riesling
Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer & Riesling from the Great
Fermented and matured in old French oak puncheons and ceramic eggs.
Pinot Gris 40%, Gewürztraminer 20%, Riesling 40%
Mount Barker, Porongurup
Alcohol - 12.5%Vol.
Pinot Gris & Gewürztraminer - picked and pressed together to stainless steel where the juice was given extended contact with solids for 10 days prior to ferment, with a portion going to ceramic eggs to undergo cool and slow ferment in contact with skins for 2 weeks.
Riesling - natural ferment in tank with low juice solids at a cool cellar temperature.
Subtle and fresh, yet layered, this vibrant summertime white melds an array of riotous fruit with mouth-watering acidity and silky texture. It is a sensory journey on which one is carried from Pinot Gris’ classic pear, apple, and exotic sweet spice aromas to Gewürztraminer’s rose petal and white pepper tones. The palate is tightened by Riesling’s bright acidity and zesty flavours. Guided by a fine acid line, the midpalate unveils an almost oily texture and supple fruit weight, striking the perfect balance between bright and rich. An abundance of orchard fruit collides with tropical fruit punch and refreshing minerality to create an eminently appealing wine with a citrus-filled finish.