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£165.30 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Following an average rainfall and relatively warm winter, it was again the spring weather leading up to flowering which caused issues. October was our third wettest on record (96mm v 62mm average) and November saw our second coldest maximum and minimum temperatures (19.3° v 20.9°, 9.6° v 10.9°), consequently the budburst interval (budburst-flowering) was our longest ever – 87 days v an average of 75 days – and flowering was our latest ever (5 December v our 21 November average). In the end, due to the excellent February and March, hang time (budburst harvest) was average – 205 days v an average of 204 days – and harvest date was close to average – 1 April v an average of 29 March. Yields are down because of the problems around flowering but summer and early autumn saw long, slow ripening – perfect for our Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Vineyards :: Clones
Winebar (48%), Osborn (23%), Spedding (16%), Wallis (13%) :: D1V7 (100%)
Harvest date :: Yield
Hand picked 7-23 March 2017 :: 4.2 tonnes/ha (1.7 t/acre, ~25.2hl/ha)
Brix :: pH :: TA
22.8-23.4° (12.7-13.0° Baumé) :: 3.25-3.37 :: 6.1-7.1 g/l
Grapes hand-harvested through mid March and transferred to press via gravity before being whole bunch pressed and the unsettled juice fermented by indigenous yeasts in old 228 litre French oak barrels. A 9 month aging in barrel with no bâtonnage to keep wines fresher and more taut. Natural partial (10%) malolactic fermentation before bottling lightly fined and filtered.
Sandro Mosele, Martin Spedding
Aging :: Oak
9 months :: old 228 litre French oak barrels
Dry (0.8 g/l)
Finished pH :: TA
3.28 :: 6.7 g/l
13.5% (8.0 standard drinks/750ml bottle)
703 dozen :: bottled 6 December 2017 :: screwcap
A particularly gentle edition of the 10X Pinot Gris that emphasises freshness and delicacy, featuring a kiss of white peach fruit, and a subtle and refined palate. It’s perhaps a quieter wine this year, but with a sense that the reserved palate will unfurl further in the bottle as it gains weight. Certainly a fresh and long style all the same.
Andrew Graham [May 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Food :: Temperature
A cold chicken salad – something not too heavy. Serve at 10–13°C.