90% Pinot Grigio, 8% Riesling, 2% Arneis
92% Riverina, 8% King Valley
Low yielding, young vineyards and a splash of Riesling to add some lift to the Grigio.
A dry winter followed by moderate rains in late spring and early summer enabled vines to produce a healthy crop of fruit. A dry harvest period ensured no disease & optimum ripening conditions. Producing very pure wines with good varietal expression and flavour.
Subtle aromatics of pear, lemon zest and a hint of herbs with a light and clean palate.
Light bodied, easy drinking.
In order to achieve the desirable hue of the final product the juice is hyper-oxidatively handled prior to fermentation. A portion of the juice is fermented in 11 year old French barriques, whilst the remaining juice is inoculated using a select strain of yeast and fermented for up to 2 weeks. As in previous years each parcel was left on yeast lees for an extended time intensifying the natural fruit flavours and texture of the wine.
Alc/Vol: 13%, pH: 3.25, TA: 5.5g/L
Best enjoyed fresh or will age for 2-3 years.
De Bortoli Winemaker Pinot Grigio 750ml