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The Victorian Pinot Gris

2017 The Victorian
Strathbogie Ranges

Light straw in colour, the wine has delicate pear & spice aromas. The palate has a sherbet freshness.

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tasting note

The wine is light straw in colour, with just the palest copper hue at the rim.

There are pear and spice aromatics along with a delicate rose perfume There is a sherbety freshness to the palate – likely a result of the cool 2017 growing season which preserves more natural acid in the wine.

Most of the fruit for this wine was grown on the Plunkett family vineyard, with a smaller component from Carrillo Gantner’s Booroola Vineyard. Both are in the cool and elevated Strathbogie Ranges region in Central Victoria.

2017 was coolish season and we picked the Whitegate Pinot Gris on 17th April, a staggering 6 weeks later than in 2016! This late cool season helped us make a more delicate and spicy wine, with moderate alcohol. In the winery, we used am enclosed tank press to gently squeeze the juice from the berries and used a pure yeast culture called Prise de Mousee in the ferment. Isolated in Champagne, we selected this yeast because its relatively neutral character allows the natural flavour of the Pinot Gris to shine. We fermented this wine at around 14°C to preserve the primary fruit flavours and bottled shortly after vintage – another winemaking technique that helps retain freshness.

Food match

Waldorf salad with grilled chicken

Serving temp

6-8°C.

Cellaring potential

Enjoy now or for up to 2 years.

Technical info

Alc 13.2%
pH 3.31
Ta 6.0g/L
RS 0.5g /L


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