LA ZONA Pinot Grigio 2019
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: Ripe pear, yellow nectarine and melon aromas.
PALATE: Forward stone fruit and pear flavours followed with citrus-like acidity. This release is a more generous, riper style with more volume and lower acidity due to the warm summer leading into harvest.
“The fruit for our La Zona Pinot Grigio is harvested early in the season to achieve its distinctive 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 spring.” Warren Proft, winemaker
A delightful aperitif or the perfect match to our prawn and scallop risotto with a bisque base, caviar and king prawn, Chrismont Restaurant January 2019.