Pinot Gris Grigio Sunbury Victoria
Galli Estate produce a variety of quality wines from fruit grown on their vineyards at Sunbury and Heathcote. Galli Estate have been very well received by reviewers, and have been recognised for quality at competitions, already receiving Gold for their Pinot Grigio, a varietal that the winemaking team find very exciting. A milky white wine showing grapefruit, lime and green apple flavours with hints of musk and lemon. Sylish and modern for everyday enjoyment, Galli Estate is long and clean with titillating fruit and a refreshing finish.
Galli Estate is close to the city of Melbourne, and the vineyard is planted on a north-south axis. Vines are kept low yielding to ensure richly flavoured grapes, grown to red ironstone soils over basalt, they are spur-pruned and vertical shoot positioned to ensure fruit development with even ripening. Hand picked grapes are crushed and pressed, the exclusively free-run juices only are settled and then fermented at low temperatures. After a long fermentation in tank to retain freshness and intensity of fruit characters, the wine is cold-settled to clarify. After racking to remove yeast lees, the wine is stabilised, fined, filtered and bottled early to retain the qualities of the vivacious Pinot Grigio. Alcohol 13.0%
Pale in colour. Stone fruit and peach kernel aromas, fine bouquets of lime blossom and grapefruit with a touch of musk. Fine and full flavoured with balanced acidity, the palate exhibits exciting expressions of lime and lemon juice, cooking apples, and some floral notes. It finishes clean and fresh with a chalky, talc like astringency which makes it the perfect accompaniment to stronger flavoured fish, and other seafoods. Have it with traditional faire like mackerel and bay leaves.