Pinot Gris Grigio Yarra Valley Victoria
Sticks stands amongst Victoria's preeminent and innovative winemakers, operating out of a single site located in the heart of the picturesque Yarra Valley. Great wines begin in the vineyard, the quality of the fruit source is pivotal to the consummation of the final wine. Nobody is better positioned than Sticks Dolan, through his association with the best Yarra Valley growers, to appropriate the finest grapes. The Sticks style of Pinot Grigio is thoroughly fruit driven, eminently fresh, and marries beautifully with food.
Rob Sticks Dolan is an iconic winemaker and towering sportsman to boot. Standing at 6 foot 6, Rob acquired the nickname Sticks during his days as a dual premiership player for Port Adelaide. Persuing his passion as a winemaker, working for the big boys, Dolan was ready to put his name to a new style of Yarra Valley wines. Pinot Grigio is harvested from late February to early March, throughout the chill of early morning. Grapes are pressed and dejuiced into fermentation vessels, inoculated to wild indigenous yeasts for eighteen days of vinification on gross solids. Upon completion, components are held on yeast lees and stirred every few days for six weeks before bottling.
Pale straw with a salmon hue. Pear, white flowers, flint, apple and mineral aromas, a tickle of perfumed strudel spice. Crunchy white pear and fragrant straw notes, rich mid palate with a touch of honey suckle and a crisp mineral finish. Match with grilled scallops, schnapper and garlic aioli salad.