2021 Quealy Wines Mornington Peninsula Pinot GrigioRegular price $29.00
Sourced from a range of sites chosen to ensure full ripeness at moderate yield, this bottling is confidently modelled on the finest Grigio from Friuli/Collio. Put bluntly, with its juicy, pulpy texture, aromatic finesse and steely spine, this is a wine that's light-years away from Grigio's bland, quaffing stereotype.
The source vineyards include Musk Creek, Campbell & Christine and Hickson's Vineyard in Balnarring--all sites managed by the Quealy team. The grapes were whole-bunch pressed very slowly over 12 hours, and no sulphur was used at any early stage of the winemaking process. Malolactic fermentation was spontaneous, and there was no stirring of the lees. Quealy wanted to keep as much natural, chiselled freshness as possible, and this complements the wine's silky texture beautifully. Expect a crunchy pear aroma and plush mouthfeel with discreet acidity and ripe stone fruit flavours. Victoria's top Pinot Grigio on top form.
Kathleen Quealy has nailed it, bang on varietally for Pinot Grigio with pear & wet stone on the nose and rich pear & lychees on the palate backed by tight acids. Really yummy.