Barossa Tower Pinot Grigio 2013
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. It is a beautiful bright wine with aromas of green apple, nashi pear and a hint of spice on the nose and a restrained palate of zesty citrus and stone fruit flavours with a touch of minerality on the finish. It is a crisp and refreshing wine which is delicate yet intense and can be enjoyed in its youth or within three years from vintage.

Winemaking

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 & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Pale blush-pink; from a high altitude vineyard to the south of the Eden Valley, and has more texture and flavour than the majority of Pinot Grigios at this price. The nashi pear is particularly evident, providing a multiplication factor for that texture and flavour.

 

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CLOSURE
Stelvin

WINEMAKER
Stuart Bourne
GRAPE VARIETY
Pinot Grigio (Gris)
GROWING REGION
Eden Valley
% ALCOHOL
12.5
RESIDUAL SUGAR
3.8
ACIDITY
5.45
pH
3.14
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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. It is a beautiful bright wine with aromas of green apple, nashi pear and a hint of spice on the nose and a restrained palate of zesty citrus and stone fruit flavours with a touch of minerality on the finish. It is a crisp and refreshing wine which is delicate yet intense and can be enjoyed in its youth or within three years from vintage.

Winemaking

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 & Special Value

Score: 90 Points & Special Value
Review by: James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2015
Pale blush-pink; from a high altitude vineyard to the south of the Eden Valley, and has more texture and flavour than the majority of Pinot Grigios at this price. The nashi pear is particularly evident, providing a multiplication factor for that texture and flavour.

 

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