Pinot Grigio bottle

2016

Pinot Grigio

Per Bottle
$19.00

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Case Of 6
$114.00

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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

The 2016 growing season got underway like a shot after Rutherglen had received average winter rainfall, whilst most of the rest of Victoria received very little rain. Budburst was normal, however October was 6°C above average and the vines grew strongly after the perfect start. The vines kept being ahead of the average schedule with a fine, dry October and November. From then on, summer was slightly above average temperatures, but dry with perfect ripening conditions. Due to the faster than normal ripening, vintage started slightly early but finished four weeks earlier than average - it was a very compressed vintage. There were constant warm days, without too many days over 40°C. In summary, the season was ideal for growing grapes and the outcome is an above average year in Rutherglen for most varieties. The reds in particular look strong.

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   January 2016
Release date  August 2016
Alcohol  12.5%
Oak treatment  Nil
Total acid  8.5g/L
pH  3.33
Residual sugar  Dry, less than 1.0g/

Industry Reviews

WINE STATE MAGAZINE

“Smells of fresh pears with a hint of lemon. Palate is tight and racy with green apple flavours.”

(Dec, 2016)

 

Huon Hooke Buy of the Week

4 Stars (90 Points)

"Pinot grigio is a more restrained, lighter, simpler wine than pinot gris. This one is typical. Pale copper hued, with floral, pot-pourri aromas and a silken soft texture, delicate but flavoursome and charming."

(March 2017)


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