• Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen
  • Pfeiffer Wines Rutherglen

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2018 Pfeiffer Pinot Grigio

A fresh, dry, wine with enticing aromas and flavours of pear, orange and citrus with a crisp, savoury finish.
Normal Price: $18.50
Wine Club Price: $16.65
Description
Availability AVAILABLE

Grapes Pinot Grigio

Vintage 2018

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2018 Pinot Grigio to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

Reviews Watch this space

Awards BRONZE: Victorian Wines Show 2018

Fruit Sourcing North East Victoria - King Valley
 
Harvest Date February 2018

Vintage Rutherglen enjoyed good winter rainfall in July and August, with above average spring and early summer rainfall, particularly in November and early December.  There was talk in agricultural circles of another La Nina weather pattern, along with predictions of summer and autumn rains, leaving us feeling very nervous about the prospect of another wet vintage.  Fortunately, January through to April proved to be incredibly dry and very warm, which allowed all varieties to ripen fully and with very low disease load, contributing to the high quality of the vintage.  Yields were low, with some varieties (particularly Shiraz) cropping between 30-40% below average.  Overall we were around 15-20% down across the vintage.  Due to the warm and dry conditions, supplementary irrigation was required to maintain good soil moisture levels and canopy health.

Vintage was back to an earlier start, commencing on 16th February, with Pinot Grigio from the Alpine Valley.  From there, vintage rolled on fairly briskly, seeing us harvest fruit every day for the next five weeks, until the end of March.  Ripening across all varieties was very even, with most white fruit being harvested before the red fruit was started.    The last fruit harvested was Muscadelle for our Topaque wines, picked on 23rd April.

Quality is high, with white wines showing intense fruit aromas and flavours, and good levels of acidity.  Our red wines have fantastic colours, great fullness and depth of flavour, ripe tannins and length.  Our Portuguese varieties for our port styles performed very strongly this year, our Muscats are rich, with genuine varietal characters, while our Topaques are outstanding.  

Winemakers Comments A blend of three different vineyards, each parcel was machine harvested in the cool of the early morning, then given 2-4 hours skin contact prior to crushing and pressing.  Made from only the free-run juice, each batch was kept separate for fermentation, with the juice clarified, then fermented in stainless steel tanks for approximately 14 days at temperatures between 13° & 15° Celsius.

Each parcel was kept on its yeast lees for one month, with weekly agitation to build texture in the mid palate.   Our Pfeiffer Pinot Grigio was then blended, stabilized, fined and clarified prior to bottling at the beginning of May 2018 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2018 Pinot Grigio is a crisp, fresh white wine, with enticing aromas of fresh pears, delicate orange blossom and zesty citrus fruits.  The palate is delicate and dry, with an elegance of style and a crisp, clean finish.

Partners Pinot Grigio loves food that is light and fresh – try it with either seared scallops in a salsa verde sauce; asparagus, ham and ricotta pizza; or artichoke, asparagus and fennel salad. 

Cellar Enjoy now until 2024.

Yeast Siha 7 – a yeast that promotes both floral intensity and textural properties in the wine.

Allergens Nil Allergens.  Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar .22 g/L        
pH 3.16
TA 6.04 g/L        
Alcohol 12.9 % v/v