2016 PINOT GRIS
About the vintage
2016 was a picture perfect season. Plenty of warm dry weather with rain just when we needed it. The warm days were balanced by cool nights, slowing the ripening down at just the right time to allow the fruit the all-important hang time to develop its array of flavours.
The grapes were machine harvested during the cooler night and early morning temperatures. After careful destemming and pressing, free run and lightly-pressed juice was cold settled for 48 hours then racked and inoculated with a selected yeast strain to maintain freshness and fruit character. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel tanks, after which the wine was held on lees for three months prior to blending and bottling.
What the wine is like
The Sisters Pinot Gris 2016 has a wonderfully inviting nose of peach and nashi pear. Beautifully balanced, this wine is off-dry and packed with concentrated stone fruit flavours complemented by a hint of spice. The texture is smooth and weighty, leaving a lasting impression which makes it very appealing. Gentle acidity makes for a beautifully balanced wine that is perfect to enjoy on its own or with light or spicy dishes. 13.5% alcohol.
When to enjoy
Anytime you need a sumptuous, impressive and enjoyable Pinot Gris! Everyone can enjoy the approachable style of this wine. Serve chilled.
Suggested food pairings
This wine is a pleasure to enjoy as a glass of wine on its own, or with any number of foods. It is perfect with Indian dishes – Chicken Tikka for example and also Thai food such as green curries and those that fall into the ‘fusion’ bracket. It’s also great with salmon, smoked foods and soft cheeses.