Bright, vibrant and youthful in colour.
Fragrant and enticing with highlights of pears and tropical fruit, against an attractive herbal backdrop.
The palate is showing excellent weight and intensity and loaded with the flavour of ripe, yellow pears and apples alongside some spice and savoury notes. The finish is crisp and clean and with enough acidity to leave the mouth watering for more. Drink while young and fresh.
Made with estate-grown Pinot Grigio from our Hazards vineyard located on the East coast of Tasmania, the 2017 vintage was excellent across the board and especially for white varietals.
The fruit was harvested and crushed to press with initial oxidative handling to achieve a vibrant white wine colour to avoid any pink hues. It was then racked and fermented in tank under protective conditions and cool temperatures to preserve aromatic qualities. There was also a small amount of partial lees contact and stirring in tank to aid in mouth feel and complexity. It was bottled with an alcohol of 12.5% a T.A. of 6.61g/l and a pH of 3.35.
Recommended food pairings:
Serve with crumbed or grilled sardines with a squeeze of lemon. Also try it with a large smoked trout ravioli that is finished in a pan with olive oil, capers and some diced chilli.
- Halliday Top 100
"From the Hazards Vineyard on the east coast of Tasmania. Some nashi pear and fresh ginger on the bouquet (more of the latter). Texture and structure provide another level of interest. The climate, of course, is right."