Barossa Tower Pinot Grigio 2009
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Tasting Notes

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the variety known as Pinot Gris in France. This wine is a cool climate example from Eden Valley where the clean natural acidity has been naturally preserved to give the wine a delicacy and freshness typical of some northern Italian Pinot Grigio’s.
A pale straw colour gives way to aromas of tart apple, nashi pear and a hint of spice on the nose. The palate is soft and delicate with subtle notes of citrus and melon with a crisp, pear like acidity which is ultimately refreshing and true to style.

Winemaking

Hand-Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C. The fermentation was left to run its course over 14 days leaving a naturally clean, crisp vibrant wine.

Reviews
90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
It smells pretty - almost like a Moscato with its floral fruitiness. There’s ripe pear, flickers of spice and while it’s fruity and fresh, there’s also a pleasing sense of dryness. The texture is excellent with balanced soft acidity and a crunchy green fruited finish. Perfectly executed and terrific value.  Rated : 90 Points  Tasted : Jul09  Alcohol : 12.5%  Price : $15  Closure : Screwcap  Drink : 2009 - 2010 TOP VALUE
A brand new edition to the Chateau portfolio
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
A brand new addition to the Château Tanunda portfolio. From the cool climate Eden Valley it’s youthful and refreshing with aromatic fruit flavours in the pear and citrus spectrum, some underlying spicy characters, lively acidity and a clean finish.
Bronze Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2009
The best wines in Australia under $15
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2010
There's some onion -skin colour here,subtle aromatics, powerful, focused savoury flavours, before a zesty, dry finish.
89 Points
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser
CHATEAU TANUNDA - BAROSSA TOWER 2009 PINOT GRIGIO Eden Valley 12.5% $15 89 Points A budget range with genuine nous to it, subtle florals with apple and pear aromas as well to begin, then neutural enough to fulfil its grigio stylings with a bit of tartness and food-friendly weight behind it. Reasonable value and a good starting point for the variety. Tony Love

 

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CLOSURE
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WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
COLOUR
Pale straw
BOUQUET
Tart apple and nashi pear
PALATE
Zesty Citrus and stone fruit flavours
GRAPE VARIETY
Pinot Grigio
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
July 2009
% ALCOHOL
12.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.6g/L
ACIDITY
6.75g/L
pH
3.32
MATURATION
Stainless steel tanks
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BT Pinot Grigio
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Tasting Notes

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the variety known as Pinot Gris in France. This wine is a cool climate example from Eden Valley where the clean natural acidity has been naturally preserved to give the wine a delicacy and freshness typical of some northern Italian Pinot Grigio’s.
A pale straw colour gives way to aromas of tart apple, nashi pear and a hint of spice on the nose. The palate is soft and delicate with subtle notes of citrus and melon with a crisp, pear like acidity which is ultimately refreshing and true to style.

Winemaking

Hand-Picked early in the morning, the fruit was delivered cool to the winery. Gentle pressing to minimise phenolics and cold settling preceded a long, cool fermentation averaging 14°C. The fermentation was left to run its course over 14 days leaving a naturally clean, crisp vibrant wine.

Reviews
90 Points

Score: 90 Points
Review by: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
It smells pretty - almost like a Moscato with its floral fruitiness. There’s ripe pear, flickers of spice and while it’s fruity and fresh, there’s also a pleasing sense of dryness. The texture is excellent with balanced soft acidity and a crunchy green fruited finish. Perfectly executed and terrific value.  Rated : 90 Points  Tasted : Jul09  Alcohol : 12.5%  Price : $15  Closure : Screwcap  Drink : 2009 - 2010 TOP VALUE

A brand new edition to the Chateau portfolio
Review by: Kerry Skinner, Illawarra Mercury
A brand new addition to the Château Tanunda portfolio. From the cool climate Eden Valley it’s youthful and refreshing with aromatic fruit flavours in the pear and citrus spectrum, some underlying spicy characters, lively acidity and a clean finish.

Bronze Medal
Review by: Barossa Wine Show 2009

The best wines in Australia under $15

Score: Good...
Review by: Peter Forrestal, QUAFF 2010
There's some onion -skin colour here,subtle aromatics, powerful, focused savoury flavours, before a zesty, dry finish.

89 Points

Score: 89 points
Review by: Tony Love, The Advertiser
CHATEAU TANUNDA - BAROSSA TOWER 2009 PINOT GRIGIO Eden Valley 12.5% $15 89 Points A budget range with genuine nous to it, subtle florals with apple and pear aromas as well to begin, then neutural enough to fulfil its grigio stylings with a bit of tartness and food-friendly weight behind it. Reasonable value and a good starting point for the variety. Tony Love

 

Currently not available for purchase.
Other Vintages
2010 |  2011 |  2012 |  2013 |  2014 |  2015 |  2016 | 
CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Tim Smith
COLOUR
Pale straw
BOUQUET
Tart apple and nashi pear
PALATE
Zesty Citrus and stone fruit flavours
GRAPE VARIETY
Pinot Grigio
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
DATE BOTTLED
July 2009
% ALCOHOL
12.5 %
RESIDUAL SUGAR
0.6g/L
ACIDITY
6.75g/L
pH
3.32
MATURATION
Stainless steel tanks
HI-RES PHOTO
Click here to download.

 

 

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