Punt Road Pinot Gris 2020

$23.99 per single bottle
Size: 750

About This Wine

Single-site Pinot Gris from Punt Road's Napoleone Vineyard, which features sandy loam on a clay base and has a northerly aspect. Winemaker Tim Shand aims for a wine with texture and harmony, with 20% fermented in old French hogsheads and pressings included in the blend to add a gentle phenolic bite. It's a slippery-textured Gris that is easy to drink and goes well with food. It's fresh and lively with crunchy nashi pear, lemon and a pinch of fresh ginger.

Type White Wine
Varietal(s) Pinot Gris/Grigio
Country Australia
Region Yarra Valley
Brand Punt Road
Vintage 2020

Yarra Valley Wine

The Yarra Valley wine region is the most important area of wine production in Victoria today, and with its proximity to Melbourne, also the most visited in the state.

Yarra Valley is split into the Upper Yarra and the valley floor. The Upper Yarra is cooler in climate due to its elevation and coupled with younger, fertile, red soils produces most of the region’s notable varietals: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The valley floor is warmer and has predominantly grey soils with pockets of granite and limestone.

Pinot noir has long been considered a notoriously difficult variety to grow. However, the cool climate and longer growing seasons of the Yarra Valley allow the fruit to develop full flavoured and ripe character.

Chardonnay in the past has long been associated with a deep oily, buttery style that experiences full malolactic fermentation and great amounts of oak. This style has since fallen out of favour and wine makers in the Yarra Valley have capitalized on this trend to produce leaner, acid driven Chardonnays that are closer in style to those from Burgundy.

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