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

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2020 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 NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

Grapes Pinot Grigio

Vintage 2020

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2020 Pinot Grigio to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing Victoria 
 
Harvest Date February 2020

Vintage Like most of south eastern Australia, Rutherglen experienced dry conditions in winter and spring of 2019. Our annual rainfall for 2019 was well below the average 565mm, with only 356mm 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.

Unfortunately, like many other wine regions in Australia, we experienced the devastating effects of the 2019/2020 bushfires, and the impact of smoke exposure to our vineyards, both the family owned and our long term growers.

After extensive analytical and organoleptical testing of both our fruit and micro ferments (we conducted 70 micro ferments prior to the start of vintage), we made the heartbreaking decision to reject approximately 70% of our normal intake.

Fortunately, we were able to draw on our industry friends and colleagues, who helped us source fruit from other regions across Victoria, that weren’t smoke affected, including Great Western, Bendigo, Heathcote, Nagambie and Swan Hill.

Generally speaking, yields were naturally low, due to the continued dry conditions of the season. The quality of the fruit that was harvested was very good, particularly in the reds. The low yields saw very good colour development, with the fuller varieties of Shiraz, Durif, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo being the highlights of the season. Our white varieties were expressive of their varietal characters, with the textural varieties of Chardonnay and Vermentino being the highlights.

Winemakers Comments Machine harvested in the cool of the morning from a single vineyard, our Pinot Grigio was crushed and immediately pressed to try to capture the delicacy of the fruit and reduce the phenolic pick up from any skin contact.

The free-run juice was separated from the pressings component, and used only for the production of the Pfeiffer Pinot Grigio. The juice was fined and clarified using flotation and then racked off juice lees to tank for fermentation. It was fermented in stainless steel tanks for approximately 14 days at temperatures between 13° & 15° Celsius.

The wine was kept on its yeast lees for 8 weeks, with weekly agitation to build texture in the mid palate.  Our Pfeiffer Pinot Grigio was then stabilized, fined and clarified prior to bottling at the beginning of June 2020 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2020 Pinot Grigio is a delicate, dry white wine, with lovely aromas of fresh pears, orange blossom and hints of zesty citrus fruits.  The palate is fresh and vibrant, with crisp acidity providing texture and length.

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 2026.

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

Allergens Nil Allergens.  Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 2.01 g/L        
pH 3.12
TA 6.28 g/L        
Alcohol 12.5 % v/v