T'Gallant `Imogen` Pinot Gris 2009 (12 x 750mL), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

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Overview

Imogen is named after the daughter of the designer of the T’Gallant labels. Imogen is a generous and weighty Pinot Gris potent and true to Alsatian style. Very soft and delicious, very rustica, smells like honey and pears, pale gold colour.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The nose is ripe and very complex with floral notes and touches of tropical fruit.

Palate

The 2009 T'Gallant Imogen Pinot Gris is a generous and weighty Pinot Gris, potent and true to style. The palate is succulent, generous with great weight and richness.

Food Matching

The perfect match with roasted quail and a side salad of parmesan, pear and rocket. Imogen also works well with crispy skin Vietnamese pork belly.

Cellaring Potential

Can be cellared for up to four years, which will introduce mushroom and honey aromas with subtle nutty flavours on the palate.

Viticulture

In order to produce the best fruit from this delicate varietal, T'Gallant selected vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula that were very cool, with damp clay loam soils, essentially a low stress environment. The gentle maritime climate encourages complex honey and smoky flavours in the grapes without fear of phenolic wine.

Winemaking Notes

The juice was perfect and was pressed right out with no fining. A wild ferment was allowed with no yeast added. Vineyard parcels were kept separate. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were carefully blended and the finished wine was bottled unfiltered nor fined. Time on lees added to the wine's texture and complexity.

Vintage
2009
Region
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14.5%

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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