The latest addition to our Brightside range – a fun, fizzy, aromatic white wine bottled under a re-sealable Zork!
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This wine picks up on the trend for light-bodied, fruity, bubbly white wine that has a smaller price tag than Methode Traditionnelle styles.
In the vineyard, we selected the long rows of Riesling in our most-recently planted vineyard, across the road from the winery. These grapes were handpicked at 20.8 Brix, carefully pressed and fermented. The desired sugar/acid balance was achieved in 13 days and the ferment was chilled. In addition, three clones of Pinot Gris were selected – one from the same young vineyard, one from 15-year old vines in our home vineyard in River Terrace Road and a third from a premium block in Marlborough.
The clear Pinot Gris juice was fermented in small stainless steel tanks to allow the use of several different aromatic yeast strains. The ferments were allowed to retain between 4 and 9 grams of residual sugar.
The resulting wines were carefully blended together, fined and filtered in the winery before being lightly carbonated and bottled. The final wine is 77% Pinot Gris and 23% Riesling.
Residual sugar 14.7 g/l Titratable acidity 5.7 g/l pH 3.31 Alcohol 12.6%
This light-bodied sparkling wine exhibits aromas and flavours of white peach and pear, with a touch of lemon citrus. It is crisp, fresh and zingy on the palate with an appealing bubbly mousse. It will be perfectly suited to being enjoyed chilled as an aperitif.
“Crisp, fresh, tangy Prosecco style – a great match to pre-dinner smoked salmon and avo on salty herb/garlic rice crackers.” Sue Courtney, Wine Blogger, September 2014
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