Pinot Gris Grigio Grampians Victoria
Pinot Gris vines were first planted at Mount Langi in the early 1990s. With altitudes and climes not dissimilar to the grape's original home in Alsace along the Valley Rhine, Grampians grown Pinot Gris is brimming with the baked pear and cool ripened lychee characters, kernel aromaticness and textural richness which make white Pinot wines so charming and persuasive. A match to bitey cheese and the freshest seafood, Mount Langi drinks magnificently alongside pork with apple dressing.
While the mesoclimes at Mount Langi are only marginal for grape growing, the estate's spectacular setting creates a unique environment that's ideal for producing wines of distinctive character. Neighbouring mountains Langi Ghiran and Cole create a cooling effect as chill winds tumble down and flow through the valley at night. As vintage approaches, the mountains shadow the vineyards before day's end, shortening the effective sunshine hours and prolonging the growing season for extended ripening. Parcels of Pinot Gris are crushed and cold soaked before vinification in controlled fermenters on light solids for two or three weeks. Early bottling preserves the lively fruit character and retains freshness. Alcohol 13.9%
Peach yellow hue. Lychee and stonefruit nose, lemon flower, lightly spiced pine nut and citrus pith. A solid palate, fine acid structure in support of creamy fruit flavours, pear and lychee characters dominate, fine acid builds length and contributes structure. Flint and minerality follow all the way to a clean and complex finish. Very food friendly and a superb aperitif wine just on its own.