Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris 2017


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2017

Variety:

100% Pinot Gris


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
Potoče (1.0 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
Pliska (0.5 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 12 years, single guyot training system.
Partner farms:
Podgornik – vineyard Vrtovin; Nusdorfer – vineyard Vrtovin; Vidmar – vineyard Branik; Bone – vineyard Skrilje, Pavlica – vineyard Dornberk, Brataševec – vineyard Male Žablje / breg Plače


Soil:

marl, clay


Wine Yield:

50 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

November 2017 – June 2018 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)


Production:

30 000 bottles / 2500 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

3.8 g/L


Acid:

6.1 g/L


PH:

3.21


Recomended serving temperature

10-12°C


Wine Technology:

The grapes are not crashed before pressing, the juice is stainless steel tank fermented, four months of active batonage, filtrated before bottling.


Wine Description:

Wine is smooth, rich in taste – fruity with a lot of refreshing impressions. Its dominating note is fresh melon, followed by summer pear, green apple and lemon skin notes.


Food and Wine

Recommended with all gently seasoned seafood, pastas and risottos, also well with white meat.


Weather Characteristics of Vintages:

Early spring, budding in March. At the end of April strong spring frost follows in the lowest areas. Blooming finished in May. Conditions for the growth of grapes are optimal. Exchange of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. In August a very early beginning of ripening slowed down owing to a longer dry period with extremely high temperatures (40 C). In September follows a very long period of rainy weather, which ends with a strong north-east wind / burja in the last week. Harvest of early varieties in late August, of medium and late varieties together at the same time at the end of September.