I love the fact that Tar & Roses pinot grigio has a Pale pink-bronze colour, a true grigio! Spicy and strawberry aromas. The palate is full and generous, dry and savoury, with plenty of flavour and character. There's a hint of alcohol heat and astringency, but these fades once it is chilled. It’s sourced from both central and north-east Victoria, so they've used the crème de la crème of grapes. I'm a big, big fan!
From the Winery
In 2017 as with the last two years, grapes for our Pinot Grigio were sourced from three main vineyards; one in the King Valley, the other, Stratford Vineyard, just north of Nagambie and the Mitchelton Vineyard. The higher altitude of the first vineyard provides cooler conditions, allowing the grapes to ripen slowly, ideal for the development of the delicious classic fresh peach and pear like flavours, while the warmer region brings out the more tropical aromas of the flavour spectrum. With the cooler summer in 2017 the tropical aromas are less pronounced bringing the style back towards a more classic style.
The grapes were machine harvested, crushed and pressed through an air bag press in the protective presence of SO2. Cold tank fermentation was undertaken at between 10 to 12 degrees celcius. The pressings and free run were fermented separately before being blended back with the free run for fining and cold stabilisation prior to bottling.
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