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 ripe citrus, honeydew and peach blossom.
The generous palate has a soft, yet delicate structure with typical varietal flavours of nashi pear and lychee. The wine has a delightful creaminess but finishes dry with beautifully balanced acidity.
Sourced from a single high altitude vineyard in the Northern Adelaide Hills. Picked at optimum ripeness to retain freshness and natural acidity while capturing generous fruit characters
Selectiv® Harvested in the early morning prior to sunrise. Cold pressed off skins immediately to minimise colour pickup. Cold Settled for 72 hours then racked off lees and fermented with mixed culture yeasts.
Region: Adelaide Hills
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Harvest Dates: 23rd February 2018
Bottling Date: 23rd November 2018
Release Date: December 2018
Cellaring: Drink Now to 2020
Alcohol/pH/TA: 13.0 3.29 6.5
Tasting Note – PDF