2016 Chain of Ponds Novello Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio
Vineyard: This Pinot Grigio was sourced from two vineyards, the majority of the blend was sourced from a vineyard in Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. The cooler Blewitt Springs area allowed for the gradual development of flavour and ripeness while the balance of the blend was from a vineyard in Gumeracha which contributed elegance and finesse to the wine.
Winery: De-stemmed and chilled to air bag press, the juice was extracted as quickly as possible to minimise the extraction of phenolics and colour from the red skinned variety. The juice was then fined and settled for 72 hours until clear and was then racked for ferment. The juice was inoculated with a fruit enhancing yeast and fermented at cool temperatures to preserve the natural fresh fruit characters. The wine was then lees stirred for 3 months to build mouthfeel and texture. The wine was bottled early to preserve the delicate fresh fruit characters.
Colour: Very pale green straw with brilliant clarity.
Bouquet: Fresh intense nose displaying nectarine, peach and fresh pear and underlying tropical notes with subtle hints of baked bread.
Palate: Well balanced palate with intense stone fruit characters balanced with citrus and pear notes. Generous fruit weight with balanced acidity and a slight textural edge on the finish with subtle fruit sweetness giving length, intensity and drive to the wine.
Cellaring: Enjoy young.
Match: A great match for fresh seafood, poultry dishes with delicate sauces or simply enjoying with friends.