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

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2019 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
Availability AVAILABLE

Grapes Pinot Grigio

Vintage 2019

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2019 Pinot Grigio to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing North East Victoria 
Harvest Date February 2019

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2018.  Our annual rainfall for 2018 was well below the average 565mm, with only 316mm falling for the year.  With such low rainfall, we were forced to commence irrigation in late September to try to build canopy strength.  Irrigation continued throughout the rest of the year, constantly throughout the summer and also during the harvest.

We experienced one of our hottest summers on record, with several weeks of temperatures above 40C in January.  These exceptionally hot and dry conditions resulted in low yields, particularly in Chardonnay for the whites (which was around 40% down), in Shiraz for the reds (which was around 50%) and in our Muscat and Topaques (which were around 50% down).  Overall our yields were 25-30% lower than forecasted. 

Vintage commenced on the 21st February, with Pinot Grigio, Frontignac and Shiraz all being harvested on the first day.  We experienced yet another compressed vintage, with 90% of our intake being harvested in 5 weeks and the remaining 10% of our intake being harvested in the subsequent 4 weeks.  This of course put a lot of pressure on fermenter space, refrigeration and our staff, with such an intense period in the vintage.

Fruit quality is good, with the white varieties showing strong varietal characters and surprisingly good acidity given the hot weather.  Our red wines have exceptional deep and dark purple colours, with ripe, generous and concentrated flavours, very much reflective of the vintage.  Our fortified wines have performed strongly as well, with our Portuguese varieties for our port styles being particularly good and our Muscat and Topaque wines having great lusciousness and depth of flavour.   

Winemakers Comments A blend of two different vineyards, each parcel being 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 6 weeks, 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 2019 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2019 Pinot Grigio is a dry, refreshing white wine with flavours of ripe pears and citrus fruits. The palate is crisp and crunchy, with fresh pear and apple fruit flavours and a long 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 2025.

Yeast QA23 and TXL – to promote varietal characters and aromatics.

Allergens Nil Allergens.  Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar .30 g/L        
pH 3.21
TA 6.05 g/L        
Alcohol 13.9 % v/v