Tasting Notes: An aromatic white wine aged on its lees for added texture. Citrus, green pear and spicy aromas on the nose while the palate is structured with lingering pear, white stone fruit and fresh herbs. A long and crisp finish.
Region: New South Wales, Australia
Varieties: 100% Pinot Grigio
Pairing: Grilled prawns and avocado or creamy risotto
More Info: This wine is the lovechild of two Aussies who wanted to explore the secrets of high-altitude viticulture and make exciting and expressive wines at a price point that is accessible to everyone.
Pinot Grigio grapes are grown at the foot of the Asutralian Alps at 750 meters above sea level. The altitude slows the grape ripening and reduces yields to produce grapes of even higher quality. The grapes are hand-harvested early in the morning to preserve the natural acidity before being pressed as whole bunches. Only the juice from the first portion is used, which is fermented in stainless steel tanks and then aged on its lees for 6 months before bottling.
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