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Craven Wines Stellenbosch Pinot Gris*Packaging may vary

Craven Wines Stellenbosch Pinot Gris

Pinot Grigio /11% ABV /

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Pinot Grigio
Sweet-Dry Scale
Food Pairing
Shellfish, Salads & Greens
Suggested Glassware
Standard White Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
45-50° F

Product description

Pinot Gris isn't exactly an abundant grape planted in Stellenbosch but it is something we have a lot of fun working with. Although a lot of the wine drinking world think and assume it is a 'white grape' it is in fact a lovely coppery/dark rose skinned grape. With this being the case we just can't waste that colour, so in the cellar we ferment this wine on the skins. Fruit is hand-picked, de-stemmed and then treated like a red wine. Fermentation takes place in open top fermenters and is lightly pumped over or punched down throughout fermentation. The fermentation on skins give the wine a great coppery hue. Once dry and we are happy with extraction we drain and press to old barrels. In 2014 the wine was on skins for just 9 days.

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