The 2006 T'Gallant Volante Mornington Peninsula White Wine is an aromatic, textural wine constructed from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Viognier. Drawing on the strengths of each variety, Volante relies on fruit intensity and weight to add to its depth and complexity, with the Chardonnay portion going through barrel fermentation in large French oak formats known as 'foudres' to add complexity and texture, without adding any overt oak influence.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Winery Tasting Notes
Chardonnay 43%, Pinot Gris 31% and Viognier 26%.
Chardonnay provides plenty of citrus, grapefruit and melon while the oak component adds a subtle touch of funky struck match character. Pinot Gris gives texture, crunchy pear flavours and wild honey aromas, while Viognier also contributes to the wine's viscosity, while also adding spice and lovely floral aromatics.
Spicy Thai - green chicken curry. The richness and fruit sweetness on the palate is a great foil that neutralises chilli and spice.
Sourced from the Mornington Peninsula, the Viognier and Pinot Gris are picked at the riper end of the spectrum, while the Chardonnay was picked early to retain citrus fruit and lively acidity.
The result is a sublimely balanced wine that is incredibly vibrant, with plenty of fruit weight and power. The up-front fruit flavours finish with length and cleansing acidity.