Pinot Gris Grigio Victoria
Redbank keep the folklore of brave local pioneers alive, by accessing fruit from vineyards in the high country which gave birth to the nineteenth century tradition of droving the Long Paddock. Through the hard work of growers and diligence of the Redbank viticultural team, the very healthiest vines have been established and trained to yield parcels of the finest Pinot Gris. A vigorous wine with revitalizingly fresh fruit characters and the exquisite tang of tropical acids, to accompany freshly grilled fishes, dainty nibbles or the finest tasty cheese.
Fruit is selected from a number of viticultural precincts, which provide a diversity of vineyard resources to construct a wine which defines the uniqueness of Pinot Gris. The aim is to include parcels which have achieved full flavour development whilst still retaining vibrant aromatics. Grapes are hand picked and held in a cold room for eighteen hours, before being whole bunch pressed to ensure minimal colour pick up from the slightly pink skins. Juices are clarified before a cool fermentation which captures the fresh flavours of this stylish and exotic grape. Unwooded and unoaked, bottled promptly after vinification to retain and express the defining elements of pure, varietal Pinot Gris.
A bright clean, pale straw colour. Complex aromas of stonefruits and grapefruit, citrus and spiced pears, herbs and nashi pears and lifted fresh florals of white flowers. Crisp, with nuts and citrus, a medium bodied wine, very soft and juicy, with a nutty, complex textured middle palate finishing on a note of sweetness and minerality. Just great by itself, goes perfectly with tempura and any other seafood or white meat.