Stepp, Pinot Gris 2013 [I5]
The grapes for this wine come from old vineyards planted on limestone rich soils in the Pfalz region of Germany. Grapes are picked at the latter stages of harvest to ensure full fruit ripeness. This is a textural wine with plenty of succulent fruit flavours of apple, melon and pear. The finish is fresh and crisp. This versatile Pinot Gris is deliciously refreshing on its own or partner with salads, white fish.
Winemaking in general is based on natural methods with only minimal intervention, handling and pumping. All the white varietal fruit is whole berry pressed and fermentation begins with a wild ferment, followed by an inoculation to ferment dry. The wine is left on fine lees until just before bottling.