T'Gallant `Volante` White Blend 2006 (6 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula.

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Overview

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.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Grape Varietals

Chardonnay 43%, Pinot Gris 31% and Viognier 26%.

Palate

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.

Food Matching

Spicy Thai - green chicken curry. The richness and fruit sweetness on the palate is a great foil that neutralises chilli and spice.

Viniculture

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.

Vintage
2006
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Other White Blends
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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T'Gallant is a rustic elegant winery, nestled in the vine-slashed hills of the Mornington Peninsula, where Kevin McCarthy realised his vision for creating Pinot Grigio influenced by the cool maritime climate. His understanding of the suitability of the Mornington Peninsula to support strong and productive grapevines created a flourishing region. And sophisticated and complex wines.

The Cellar Door is rich with the history of Kevin's winemaking. The ambient revamped shed has represented extraordinary T'Gallant wine for 15 years, showcasing the evolving repertoire for which T'Gallant - and Kevin McCarthy - are renowned.

The Winemaker

Kevin McCarthy was the first in Australia to make premium Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris. Kevin's philosophy as a winemaker dramatically evolved when he arrived on the Mornington Peninsula in the late 80s. He directed his focus on viticulture, knowing this was the key to making the greatest wine.

Kevin contracted out many vignerons to grow Pinot Gris on the Mornington Peninsula as well as provided the management company that would harmoniously produce the superior vintages he desired.

The Winemaking

T'Gallant winemaking style is expressive. Natural warm fermentations ensure gossamer-like yeast aroma. Each wine is assessed regularly on its journey to the bottle. Reductive characters are blown off with air. Gentle fining when required uses natural proteins found in isinglass and egg white. Blends of vineyards occur after fermentation; however the knowledge of a vineyard's destiny has occurred many years before.

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