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

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2022 Pfeiffer Pinot Grigio

A fresh, dry, wine with enticing aromas and flavours of pear, orange and citrus with a crisp, savoury finish.
Normal Price: $19.50
Wine Club Price: $17.55
Description
Availability NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

Grapes Pinot Grigio

Vintage 2022

Seal A screw cap has been used on our 2022 Pinot Grigio to maximise it's flavour and freshness, and to eliminate the chances of cork taint.

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Fruit Sourcing King Valley 
 
Harvest Date March 2022

Vintage The 2022 growing season provided plenty of viticultural challenges, with above average rainfall figures experienced throughout the Spring and Summer. Flowering was very disjointed, with cold, windy and wet weather experienced throughout the very long three week flowering period, which created uneven fruit development, disease pressure, and which ultimately led to lower yields and some uneven ripening. 

Summer was mild and will be remembered for two major rainfall events in January – of 70mm and 121mm here at the winery – leaving Rutherglen with its wettest January in recorded history.

These two rainfall events put a high level of disease pressure across all varieties, leading us to fruit thin and leaf pluck most of our blocks to improve air-flow and reduce the risk of moulds developing.

February and March were dotted with a couple of rain events, leaving certain varieties close to harvest susceptible to fruit breakdown. The timing of picking was critical to the overall wine quality.

Overall, the season was around 3 weeks later than usual, with the vintage starting on 23rd February with Alpine Valleys Pinot Grigio. The majority of the fruit was harvested in the second half of March and April, with the last fruit harvested on 27th April, again picking before the next rain event.

Quality is high in our white varieties, showing great flavour and plenty of natural acidity, ensuring good longevity in the bottle. The red varieties are reflective of the cooler season, showing more elegance of style, with some highlights across Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in particular.

Our viticultural efforts with our fortified varieties paid off, and despite such a challenging year in the vineyard, we have excellent quality in our Muscats, Topaque and port style wines, with our Portuguese varieties shining through with delicious flavours.

Winemakers Comments A blend of two 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, stabilised, fined and clarified prior to bottling in mid-May 2022 to lock in fruitfulness and freshness.

Our 2022 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 2027.

Vegan Friendly YES

Yeast QA23 – to promote varietal characters and aromatics.
TXL - to promote mouthfeel and texture

Allergens Preservative (220) Added

Technical Details Res. Sugar 1.04 g/L        
pH 3.29
TA 6.45 g/L        
Alcohol 13.0 % v/v