2016 The Black Chook Pinot Grigio
RRP $21.99 per bottle
Our Price $17.99
$215.88 (12 x 750ml)
The Brand: Utilising premium fruit from eminent wine regions in South Australia, The Black Chook struts affordable wines to be enjoyed and adored, shared and celebrated! Careful vineyard selection teamed with exceptional winemaking and an emphasis on consistent varietal expression hatches wines with approachability, generosity and character that really are something to cluck about.
The Region: The fruit for this Pinot Grigio is sourced from a single vineyard in Kuitpo in the southern Adelaide Hills. The unequivocally cool climate and very old podzolic soils over a quartz base of low to moderate fertility make for ideal growing conditions, giving the Adelaide Hills an enviable reputation for premium white grapes. Due to the ideal growing season during January and February, the 2016 vintage has delivered exceptional quality and flavour.
Winemaking: Made in a Pinot Grigio style, grapes were selected for harvest when berries displayed optimal flavour and intensity. This parcel was harvested in the cool of the evening and immediately crushed at the winery to minimise colour pick-up from the pink grape skins. Juice was cold settled then racked with light solids for fermentation. Post fermentation, the wine was lees stirred in tank to encourage mouthfeel and complexity.
The Wine: Lifted floral notes with nashi pear, crisp apple and sweet spice, the palate is loaded with flavour, texture and a delicious acid crunch. This is a delicate and flavoursome style of wine and is beautifully suited to any occasion.