LA ZONA Pinot Grigio 2018
Chrismont has long realized the potential of Pinot Grigio as a variety to excite the palates of Australian wine drinkers, and boasts some of the most established vines in the King Valley. What makes our Pinot Grigio style so distinctive is the decision of when to harvest, which comes when we see the first development of green melon flavours in the fruit and its acidity levels still around 7.5 to 8.0g/L. This usually gives a potential alcohol of 11.0 with the crispness and balance we like, and that you will find in the finished wine.
COLOUR: Very pale straw.
AROMA: Nectarine, pear and green apple fruit aromas with a floral lift.
PALATE: Stone fruit and pear flavours with some citrus amongst bright crisp acidity driving good length and flavour persistence.
“What makes our pinot grigio style so distinctive is the decision to harvets the fruit early to achieve light floral fruit flavours with good natural acidity. The juice is handled oxidatively to naturally remove any colour and unwanted tannins prior to settling and racking, then fermented cool in stainless steel to preserve fruit flavours followed by a short maturation period on lees during autumn and winter, before bottling in the spring.” Warren Proft, winemaker
A delightful aperitif wine or the perfect match to prawn and scallop risotto.