2022 Pinot Grigio
Ninth Island Pinot Grigio showcases our cool climate vineyard sites in the North of Tasmania. Ripe pear, delicate golden apple and citrus aromas with subtle mineral notes. A luscious palate with flavours of pears, white stone fruits and citrus, finishes clean with fresh minerality. Perfect for any occasion.
Available in cases of 6 bottles.
Aroma: Ripe Pear, citrus blossom, golden apple, meyer lemon and alluvial mineral notes. Palate: Abundant Pears, fleshy white stone fruits, and citrus flavours with a touch of spice. Fleshy and round with a clean mineral finish.
Produced from grapes grown at Strathlynn on the west bank of the Tamar River, 70km from Pipers Brook. In contrast to our sites in the northeast, which are close to Bass Strait and subject to strong maritime influences, the Tamar Valley’s hillside slopes offer vines some protection from prevailing westerly winds. This promotes warm, settled conditions for much of the growing season. The West Tamar has surprisingly low rainfall. Sites in the Tamar Valley are a mixture of brown Chromosol and Vertosol (black cracking clay) soils. Both soil types have excellent water holding capacity, offering a steady supply of moisture and nourishment to the vines throughout the growing season. Vines are grown predominantly on cane-pruned, Vertical Shoot Positioned (VSP) trellises, which help to expose bunches to the sun. With the foresight to planting Pinot Gris in Tasmania in 1996 we are now rewarded with stunning concentration of flavours from the 20 year old vines. Selected leafplucking helps achieve full ripeness with well-balanced, fleshy flavours.
Cold harvested at night. Carefully de-stemmed and crushed using fully protective handling to avoid juice oxidation. This preserves naturally vibrant tropical aromas and flavours. Juice is racked off solids and fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel. Bottled early under screw cap to preserve intensely perfumed aromas and fresh, fleshy tropical fruit showing integrated crisp acidity.