18 Eighty Nine Pinot Grigio

Unlike the French style which is richer on the palate, Pinot Grigio is crisp, fresh and savoury. True to Pinot Grigio style, this is best served chilled and enjoyed within 1-3 years of vintage.

Vineyard Region: King Valley
Vintage: 2016
Color: In the glass the wine is a pale straw colour with a youthful green hue.
Aroma: The nose is busting with crisp pear and peach aromas.
Palate: The palate offers some distinct savoury characters and a tight finish full of delicate acidity thanks to the cool climate fruit.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 13%
Peak Drinking: Until 2019
Growing Conditions: The Pinot Grigio grapes used to make this wine were grown at our Banksdale vineyard at 485 meters above sea level in the upper reaches of the King Valley. The fruit was harvested from early to mid February at baumé levels ranging from 11.3° to 12.5°.
Winemaker: Geoff Alexander
Winemaking Notes: The wine was bottled soon after fermentation and was completed with an alcohol of 13.0%, a pH of 3.28 and an acid level of 5.6 g/L.
Recommended food pairings: This versatile wine is proving to be a popular choice for any occasion, with or without food. Try this wine with sage and burnt butter gnocchi that is topped with aged parmesan cheese. Alternatively, this wine is always a great match to an antipasto platter containing artichokes, olives, asparagus and prosciutto

Technical Data

  • Brand : Brown Brothers ,

  • Varieties : Pinot Grigio ,

  • Vintage : 2016 ,

  • Bottle size : 750 mL ,

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