Pinot Grigio is a relative newcomer to Australian wine, but it is growing fast in popularity. Even though the berries are a pinkish copper colour, the wines made from Pinot Grigio are usually white, rich and full bodied.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Straw with green highlights.
The Yalumba Y Series Pinot Grigio 2011 displays an appealing mix of fresh aromas including feijoa, orange blossom, nashi pear and wild honey. There is also a floral lift reminiscent of jasmine and rose petal.
The palate is refreshing and lively. It opens with layers of baked apple and pear skin flavours, which are complemented by succulent acidity and oatmeal texture from wild fermentation and lees aging. Enjoy with anything and everything!
The Pinot Grigio depicts the vine tendril. The tendril is the vine’s hand. It allows the vine to climb and explore. Our vineyard people know that a well spread, airy canopy produces healthy, flavoursome grapes.
After enduring years of below average rainfall and heatwaves, the 2011 season was cool, with consistent rainfall throughout the season. Where vineyards were well managed, the resultant grapes benefited from the cooler season with lifted aromatics and fine natural acidity. Harvesting of the Pinot Grigio grapes began on March 3, a full month later than the previous season, and continued until April 14.
Suitable for vegans and vegetarians.