Pinot Gris 2017

High quality dry white wine with gentle flavours and texture

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Chartham Vineyard Wine Shop at Burnt House Farm near Canterbury.
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£13.95 - a bottle
£83.70 - half case (6 bottles)
£167.40 - Case (12 bottles)

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Chartham Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017

Wine Facts - Pinot Gris 2017

“A bright and fresh dry, pure white with pear, pineapple, orange blossom and gentle spices giving an elegant balance. A beautiful wine for summer days and warm early autumn moments which could be used as an aperitif or to partner light dishes.”
Clive Barlow, Master of Wine

Alcohol 11.7%
Acidity 6.9g/L
Residual sugar <1.5g/L

Following a very cold winter, warmer than average temperatures in early spring resulted in good growth of young shoots. Then an air-mass frost on 9th May resulted in some damage, particularly to the Chardonnay vines. Recovery was rapid with flowering and fruit set coming two to three weeks earlier than normal. Following a very warm summer we began harvesting on 11th September, the earliest Litmus wines had received ripe Bacchus in over 30 years. But unlike 2016, the warmth did not extend into late summer and autumn, making the Pinot Noir more suitable for the production of sparkling rose than still red wine. Harvest was completed by 2nd October.

100% Pinot Gris.
Known as Pinot Grigio in Italy. Related to Pinot Noir, but paler skinned. The grape is pinkish in colour, hence Pinot Gris (grey) as opposed to Pinot Noir (black).

Soil: chalky loam with flint on South facing slope
Pruned: February, using single guyot method
Harvested: hand-picked in late September

John Worontschack and Mathieu Elzinga of Litmus Wines


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