Pinot Gris Grigio Hobart Tasmania
Frogmore Creek is one of Tasmania's most awarded wineries. Fruit is sourced from a diversity of viticultural precincts across the apple isle, each offering a unique clime that's most suitable to different grapes. 42°S is the central latitude of the island state, the team use it as a reference point whence to focus their search for the ultimate Tasmanian Pinot Grigio. Parcels grown to fine vineyards at Relbia in the north are assembled with a component from Cambridge in the south, into a juicy Grigio wine of exuberant fruit character and fine, textural richness.
Frogmore Creek work to nurture a biologically diverse environment for health of the soil and Tasmania's fauna. Since the first Frogmore Creek vines were planted and dams established, four species of frogs have made the Frogmore Creek Vineyard their home. White Pinot grapes are all hand picked, parcels are crushed and dejuiced without the inclusion of any pressings cut, limiting the phenolics and contributing to the structure. Batches are treated to an overnight cold settle, racked clean into fermenters for inoculation and treated to a controlled vinification at 18°C. The completed ferments remain on lees for a month to enhance structure before being heat and cold stabilised for bottling.
Light peach straw hue. Bright aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries. The berry characters continue on to the full flavoured, juicy palate where they coalesce with mixed tree fruit characters. A succulent cool climate acid balances the fruit and brings the wine to a clean, mineral finish. Match with gujons of fish, gruyere fondue or Italian white meat salcice.