Farm Hand Pinot Grigio (6pk)
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Pinot Grigio/Pinot Gris
Winemaker: Con-Greg Grigoriou
Vineyards: The moderate, dry climate with very low rainfall during autumn and fertile soils is perfect suited to Organic Viticulture. The well established vines (up to thirty years of age) are planted widely apart for airflow to minimise disease pressure and minimal drip irrigation ensures low yielding fruit with rich flavours and varietal expressiveness
Winemaking: Fruit is harvested during the early morning hours to retain freshness and partially whole bunch pressed. A fast and precise vinification in stainless steel with minimal oxygen contact maximises fruit expression and aromatics. A cool fermentation (15 to 18 degrees) is undertaken in stainless steel tanks before a short rest on lees prior to bottling.
Vintage 2021: If 2020 was all about the heat, then 2021 will be remembered as the wet season. In many parts of Australia, it was unseasonably wet in winter but not at critical times to do damage nor impact the resultant ripeness of the grapes. A cool and dry summer meant even ripening was achieved between dry and rainy spells and the ensuing fruit quality was excellent and for once yields were up making for a bumper harvest in 2021.
Tasting Note: A very classic Grigio in that it’s a crowd-pleasing dry white with great flavour, balance and acidity. Nicely translucent in the glass with aromas of pear and citrus and hints of dried herbs. The palate is crisp with crunchy orchard fruit delivering a fresh and bright flavour and a clean, zesty finish.