The First Cut Story
The principle behind our first cut wines revolves around the winemaking term ‘first cut’ in which during the pressing cycle the softer free run juice/wine is separated from the second cut or pressings. This principle flows through to the style of First Cut wines, producing wines with great drinkability well suited to be enjoyed with food or as a drink with friends.
Lifted aromas of honeydew, peach blossom and Nashi pear.
The palate has a soft and delicate structure, with typical varietal flavours of pear and melon. The wine finishes dry with beautifully
This wine is produced from a single vineyard in the Northern Adelaide Hills. The fruit is from two blocks in a vineyard at Paracombe – one easterly facing and the other westerly. The former contributes flavours of pear and the latter, fresh citrus
Machine Harvested, Crushed and must chilled, pressed off skins immediately to minimise colour pickup. Settled for 72 hours then racked off lees and fermented with a varietal enhancing yeast. Aged on yeast lees for 2 months, then clarified and bottled early to retain freshness.
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Harvest Dates: 17th of February
Bottling Date: 29th June 2016
Release Date: 25th July 2016
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2018
Alcohol/pH/TA: 12.0 3.31 6.07
Tasting Note – PDF