Pinot Gris Grigio Mornington Victoria
Sandro Mosele is one of Victoria's most eminent winemakers, a maestro of Mornington and craftsman behind the success of the highly prestigious Kooyong and Port Phillip estates. To Moselle, winemaking is as much a science as it is art, endeavouring to maintain the balance of ecosystem and respecting the divine nature of terroir. Moselle has an eye for the land, he's applied his efforts to the fruit of a picturesque, boutique vineyard located at Merricks on the Peninsula, an auspiciously positioned site which yields a singular quality of Pinot Gris.
The characterful Pinot Gris has taken very well to the balmy maritime climes of Mornington. Yal Yal Estate work towards the goal of creating wines which can articulate the natural endowments of their vineyard, conspicuous wines showing great presence of varietal fruit, offering great length and fine minerality. Owning and operating a boutique vineyard means working amongst the vines, pruning by hand through the cold winter months, chasing birds out from the nets over summer and tipping harvest buckets full of delicious fruit into the back of a tractor. Parcels of Pinot Gris are whole bunch pressed, barrel fermented and treated to nine months on sedimentery yeast lees in a selection of fine French oak barrels.
Peach yellow hue. Cashew nutty nose, tinned pear, vanilla clove and lithe spice. A lively and bright palate of spiced fruits, pear and grapefruit flavours, bound by excellent acidity and suported by crisp minerality. Richly textured, generous and long, match to marinated and blackened quail or pork loins with pinenuts and morel.