Pale straw with a hint of green.
Tropical notes of melon and white stone fruits meld with citrus blossom.
Medium bodied with flavours of peach and melon with a fresh citrus crunch and lingering minerality on the finish.
2021 was a rare vintage where we had the unusual combination of higher yields and excellent quality and flavour. The Pinot Grigio crop was about 50% more than the preceding two years, and the skins were quite pink which is unique to the Pinot Grigio grape. The cooler conditions of vintage lead to more gradual ripening and generally better intensity in the fruit.
The fruit for this wine was harvested in March 2021 when the grapes had reached a good balance of sugar and natural acidity. To build a crisp, fruit forward Pinot Grigio, the wine was fermented in stainless steel using cultured yeast, which enhances the aromas and elegant structure in the wine. A dash of Riesling was added to the final blend which contributes some delicate floral notes to the aroma.