Mornington Peninsula Pinot Grigio 2020
Mornington Peninsula’s narrow coastal plain circles the volcanic derived Red Hill and Main Ridge. The soils, rainfall and vine canopies are lighter, suiting the Pinot Grigio style. Delightful sun-drenched hay and crunchy pear aroma, discreet acidity and ripe stone fruit mouthfeel confirm the pedigree of the region. A blend across local vineyards creates a broader nose and a soft fuller palate.
LOOKS LIKE... Golden plains
SMELLS LIKE... Crunchy pear and ocean shells
DRINK WITH... Char grilled prawns
CELLAR UNTIL... up to 3 years
Quealy Winemakers is especially set up for Pinot Grigio production. There are two membrane presses that we tip the whole bunches into. The production
volume is more than adequate so that we can run the presses on slow gentle cycles that slowly exude the pale green juice from the deep purple coloured Pinot Grigio grapes. This is a very delicate operation that takes place over a 12-hour period. There is no sulphur
at any early stage of the winemaking process. Malolactic fermentation is spontaneous and infinitesimally softens the wine.
Crunchy pear aroma, plush mouthfeel with discreet acidity and ripe stone fruit mouthfeel.
Quealy reach out to growers to compile this regional blend. The vineyard sites are chosen to suit the style; moderate yields, lighter soils.