Pinot Grigio Balnarring sub-region 2021
Aroma of rock pool, pear and wood smoke. Light and energetic on the palate with a delicious dollop of creamy fruit. The vineyards of 20 years plus, dry grown on shallow clay soils, are key to the fine body of this wine. Only free run portion of less than 650 litres per ton protect the delicacy, vibrancy and natural fine acidity. This wine is certified organic.
LOOKS LIKE... Pale gold
SMELLS LIKE... Oyster shell and sea spray, then pear, a little honey
DRINK WITH... Après beach, pool, sailing ship with oysters, cavello nero tart, a beef salad
CELLAR UNTIL... Drink when fresh, within 3 years
Exclusively grown on our winery vineyard, the grapes are picked in the first few days of March when the grapes are a hot pink colour and still rich with acid. Whole bunch pressed with a low yield per ton captures the delicacy; zero sulphur through the process of yeast and malolactic fermentation. Another month stirred on lees and then sulphur in June, more racking and then into bottle in July 2019.
We care for this vineyard with organic sprays and zero herbicide. It’s surrounded by bush and clearly a fertile ground for the biomass. The vineyard is crawling with insects; beetles, snails, moths, earwigs and we don’t want them all but we have learnt to live together. We like to hurry the ripeness so we harvest before the party starts; it’s where the vineyard dictates the style.