Previous double gold and silver awarded wine that continues to grow and develop a strong following because it is simply a very tasty wine indeed. The colour is pale straw in the bottle , clean clear and bright in the glass.
The nose / bouquet has wonderful aromas of musk, white nectarine, pears, orange blossom notes and a hint of spiced apple. The wine is a wake up call of flavour....fresh and fruity with ripe pear and lemon sherbet flavours balanced by a delicate and soft mineral finish. A true “Pinot Grigio” style – fresh, fruity and lively!
Make some food old fashioned nachos and guacamole, corn chips and take a deck chair by the park and watch the world go by while you while away your time in splendid company with some of this delightful wine for all occasions.
Awards and Accolades
2016 Vintage: BRONZE - Melbourne International Wine Show
2015 Vintage: GOLD - National Cool Climate Wine Show - Best in Class GOLD - Melbourne International Wine Competition SILVER - Limestone Coast Wine Show - Top in Class
From the Winery
Situated in the heart of Mount Benson, the Norfolk Rise Vineyard is planted on 180 hectares of undulating coastal hills. Within 5 kilometres of the ocean at 37 degrees south of the equator, our Pinot Grigio is planted on near perfect “terra rossa” soils, providing an ideal level of nutrient and water retention. Completely surrounding our winemaking facility, Norfolk Rise Vineyard has been, without compromise, planted specifically to suit each individual variety.
Crafted by winemaker Dan Berrigan, this Pinot Grigio is very pale straw in the glass with lovely aromas of ripe pear, musk and pot pourri. Vibrant, zesty citrus and pear fruit flavours feature on the palate with firm Granny Smith-like acidity, cooked apple and musk on the persistent finish.
The grapes were selectively harvested at our Estate Vineyards from late February to mid March to achieve optimum ripeness for the "Grigio" style. Processing was by full protective handling to avoid any juice oxidation or browning. Small portions of chilled grapes were held on skins in order to maximise the flavours in the resulting juice. The juice was clarified and a long, cool fermentation followed in tank using a selection of aromatic yeast strains. To maximise the retention of fresh fruit flavours and aromas, the resultant wine has been bottled under screw cap.
Don't Pay: $20.00
WBW Rating: 94/100
Region: Mount Benson, SA
Winemaker: Daniel Berrigan
Drink now until: 2019
Alc/Vol: 12.5 %
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