Pale straw with a green tinge this Pinot Grigio is sharp, crunchy and packs a good punch! The nose is intense. There’s freshly peeled ripe pears, white petalled flowers, cinnamon and cloves. These aromatics develop to citrus tones and floral notes. The palate has mouth-watering flavours of nashi pears, white fleshy fruits and spices, there is a touch of tannin grip - this will mellow with age. The wine has balanced acidity which is clean and refreshing.
Accolades and Awards:
2016 Vintage: 95 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion "One parcel of the grapes comes from the best estate block, the other from Whitlands, hand-picked bunches are stored at 6 degrees C for 2 days, pressed, only free-run juice fermented, 50% in tank with cultured yeast, 50% in used French oak with wild yeast, matured for 5 months with stirring. The resulting wine is of high quality (not an oxymoron) and will age with grace thanks to its texture, structure and tight pear/apple flavours and (finally) its acidity."
2016 Vintage:91 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front "Cracking example of pinot grigio. From the King Valley’s premier producer. For starters, it’s in the true grigio style. The flavours have a crunch to them, it’s unafraid of acidity, and it crackles out through the finish with assorted spice and pebble-like characters. Between times it’s all green/red apple and dry pear, appropriately measured. Unlike a lot of grigio going around, it doesn’t try too hard. It gets on with things."
From the Winery
This is one of our favourite wines. It's the colour of pale straw in the glass and the nose offers up an abundance of wildflowers, quince and ripe, yellow pear; really vibrant and enticing. The palate's quite crisp, tangy and taut, showing Nashi pear and quince flavour with a drizzle of lime. It has bright acid crunch right the way through.
King Valley is home to some of the best Italian varieties in the country and Pizzini lead the way in the region, taking accolade after accolade for their brilliant wines.
The King Valley wine region is located in Victoria's north east – about three hours north of Melbourne and seven hours south of Sydney. One of the most picturesque and unspoilt valley’s in Australia, the region is home to beautiful sites such as Paradise Falls, Powers Lookout, Mount Cobla and Lake William Hovell as well as fantastic places to eat and drink including the renowned Mountainview Hotel, Milawa Cheese Factory and the King River Cafe.
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WBW Rating: 95/100
Region: King Valley, VIC
Winemaker: Joel Pizzini
Drink now until: 2020
Alc/Vol: 13 %
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