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.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Winery Tasting Notes
The nose is ripe and very complex with floral notes and touches of tropical fruit.
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.
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.
Can be cellared for up to four years, which will introduce mushroom and honey aromas with subtle nutty flavours on the palate.
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.
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.