2019 Pizzini Pinot Grigio
Varietal percentage: 100% Pinot Grigio
Picked: Feb-March 2018
Area harvested: 27.5 Ha
Average brix: 19
Winter was relatively dry, but lots of snow on the Alps helped to fill dams and rivers in preparation for the growing season, which was even with near perfect conditions. With the prediction of a dry summer we chose to irrigate the vineyards during October to assist and maintain vine health. We also had a storm in December which produced 100mm of rain, which was very timely and helped to keep the vineyards in good condition for the summer temperatures experience in late January. Harvest ran smoothly helped by great weather. Grapes were in perfect condition and we are really pleased with the quality of all the exciting wines produced from vintage 2019
The Pinot Grigio was harvested at four different stages and levels of ripeness to help build complexity of flavours. The juice was drained off the skins right away so as not to pick up any colour from the pink/bronze coloured berries and was then left to settle for 24 hours before racking and then fermentation. A yeast strain was used to ensure maximum extraction of varietal characters, while fermentation temperatures were kept low to capture freshness and aromatics.
Fermentation vessel: stainless steel
Type & percentage of oak used: nil oak used
Fining agent: milk products
Pears & apples, apples & pears, this light straw coloured wine an abundance of these characters. Nashi pears and red delicious apples jump out of the glass, with aromas of lemon zest, lime and cantaloupe following. These carry through to the palate, where they enhance by lovely texture and bright acidity. This Pinot Grigio has great length, depth and lingering flavours and is a perfect accompaniment to char-grilled prawns.
Alcohol: 11.5% alc/vol
Bottled: August 2019
Released: December 2019