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T'Gallant Cape Schanck Pinot Grigio

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Cracka Review

From the good people at T'Gallant comes this dry, steely style of pinot grigio that they do best. Ripe pears, lemons and roasted almonds run laps around the glass to tempt the senses, then the lighter-bodied palate introduces itself with juicy pear flavours, a decent line of bright, citrusy acidity, and a dry, crisp, refreshing finish. This would be the bomb with a clam chowder.

Winemaker's Notes

When Kevin returned from Europe — he was determined to begin to create wines which were reflective of the spectrum of styles of Pinot G. The first wines he made were Cape Schanck. Today, Cape Schanck is a cool climate Pinot Grigio with crisp, fresh pear and spicy notes. The wine is reflective of the cool maritime influence of the Mornington Peninsula. The maritime influence provides relatively high summer humidity, vine stress is low, sunshine hours are abundant, rainfall is plentiful during winter and spring. The coincidence of late ripening and a prolonged gentle autumn result in fully ripe grapes with outstanding fruit flavours and high natural acidity.

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T'Gallant Cape Schanck Pinot Grigio

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James Halliday (2011 Vintage) says
Straw colour; the wine has enough richness to take it towards pinot gris territory, with an even flow of apple and pear, concluding with citrussy acidity. Perhaps the vintage prevented a clearer demarcation from Juliet Pinot Gris.
Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition 2013
90
James Halliday (2010 Vintage) says
Bright but pale colour; a bright bouquet of pear and citrus, showing some savoury charcuterie notes; the palate is dry, crisp and shows good flavour and some texture, finishing with an Amaro twist.
Australian Wine Companion 2012 2011
92

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