Ninth Island, although often shrouded by ocean mists, is visible from our vineyards in northern Tasmania. The island name has been used for our range of fresh, early drinking style wines that capture the distinctive cool-climate flavours and nature of Tasmania.
Our aim in the winemaking of this style is to maximise all the natural, cool climate flavours and aromas distinctive to Pinot Grigio from our region, the grapes are carefully crushed and de-stemmed using full protective handling techniques that avoid any juice oxidation or browning. The juice is then clarified and fermented slowly at cool temperatures in stainless steel vats. To maximise the retention of fresh fruit flavours and aromas, the resultant wine is bottled early under screw cap, producing a style that is intensely aromatic with a well-integrated crisp acid finish.
- TAS - Tasmania
Winery Tasting Notes
Pale golden straw, with a slight coppery hue.
Gently lifted bouquet of rose petal and pot pourri with lush exotic tropical fruits, dried banana chips, Turkish delight and the soft hints of musk talc and sweet Asian spice.
A lush full-bodied palate, flavour reminiscent of freshly squeezed exotic tropical fruits; paw-paw, mango, banana passion fruit, all with the soft and elegant alluring flavours of a ripe tropical punch that finishes lively and fresh with zingy crisp acid and lingering fruit.
Will drink well to 2014, with likely best year 2013.
Food suggestion: A Pinot Grigio made for your enjoyment, yet versatile and complex enough to match with a wide array of different appetizers & cuisine; Alsatian Onion Tart, Perfect with seafood, such as fried calamari, is a natural with oysters, clams and crab, white bait, fresh crayfish/lobster, spicy tuna, salt & pepper squid, pan-fried ocean trout, Sashimi/sushi dishes, grilled veggies, cream-sauce pasta€s or simply a Caesar Salad, If you love goats cheese Pinot Grigio is a perfect match.