PinotGrigio

2018

Pinot Grigio

Per Bottle
$19.00
Case Of 6
$114.00

Pinot Grigio is a food wine and is perfect with Italian, oil based pasta and antipasto dishes. The acid and texture in the wine also complements Mediterranean style dishes. We recommend our Pinot Grigio with a simple chicken pasta.

Up to 2 years, but enjoyable for drinking now.

Pino Grigio [pee-noe gree-joe]

 
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Vintage Conditions

A cooler and slightly wetter than average winter delayed the start of the growing season in Rutherglen, however once it began the vineyards experienced regular rainfall and warm temperatures throughout the spring. This was followed by warm and dry summer months. The surprising thing about the temperatures during the ripening period was that even though they were slightly up on average, we did not experience any days of extreme heat. This consistently warm weather shortened the growing season and meant that the time taken for vintage was considered average across our vineyards. This consistent warm weather enabled the grapes to develop lovely full flavours and that coupled with the fantastic colour means that our red and fortified wines are showing high levels of fruit flavour and character. Our white wines are also looking very good with high levels of texture and fantastic flavour. Vintage 2018 is what winemakers consider to be a ‘consistent’, and therefore highly desirable vintage, that will allow wines to be enjoyed now and well into the future.

Tasting Notes

Pinot Grigio is a bronze, grey grape (hence the name, literally Grey Pinot), which originated in the Veneto region in the north east of Italy. It is also grown in the Alsace region in France where it is called Pinot Gris. It is the same variety, but the wines are made into different styles. Pinot Grigio’s are picked at a lower sugar ripeness level, or baume, and are typically more textured, minerally and food friendly. We have chosen to follow this style.

Made in the traditional dry unoaked varietal style, this fruity Pinot Grigio has delicate pear and almond aromas and the identifiably soft textured palate.

Winemaking

It is exciting to see the delicate nature and flavour profile Pinot Grigio offers in Rutherglen. We ferment our Pinot Grigio juice in stainless steel tanks under conditions that retain maximum fruit flavour. After fermentation, we stir the yeast lees in the tank every two weeks to help build creaminess and texture to the mid palate. The wine was left on yeast lees for five months, before bottling.

Wine Detail & Analysis

Variety Pinot Grigio
Region Rutherglen, North East Victoria
Harvest date: February, 2018
Release date: June, 2018
Alcohol: 12%
Oak treatment: N/A
Total acid 7.7
pH: 3.31
Residual sugar Dry


Additional Information

Weight 0.75 kg
Dimensions 10 x 10 x 35 cm
Quantity

x Case 6, Per Bottle, Case of 3, Case of 6, Case of 12, Case of 24