Ninth Island Pinot Grigio
WineryNinth Island
Fruit Pinot Grigio
Regions Pipers Brook & Tamar
Each $17.99
Currently out of stock
From superior, low yielding estate vineyards in the remarkable terroirs of Pipers Brook and Tamar Valley. Pinot Gris is a varietal which ripens quickly in all but the coolest of climes, it is very much at home in Tasmania. The fully ripe characters of West Tamar Pinot Gris are balanced by the naturally high and flavoursome malic acid of Pipers Brook fruit, contributing structure to a tight, refreshing and engaging, food friendly style. Good Grigio makes a perfect match with anything goats cheese, a bliss alongside abalone and truffle recipes.
All Ninth Island vines are meticulously hand husbanded, crop levels are kept low by selective bunch thinning and canopies are managed to deliver the optimal amount of sunlight. The grapes, naturally cooled by low overnight temperatures, are carefully hand picked throughout the cool early morning hours. Fruit is crushed and de-stemmed using full protective handling techniques to avoid any juice oxidation or browning. Juices are clarified and slowly vinified at cooler temperatures in controlled fermenting vats. Upon completion, Ninth Island is promptly bottled to maximise retention of fresh fruit flavours and aromas, for a style that's intensely aromatic with a well integrated, crisp acid finish.
Pale straw, coppery hues. Gently lifted bouquet of rose petal and pot pourri, complex lush exotic tropical fruits, banana chips and turkish delight, the soft hints of musk talc and sweet Asian spice. A lush full bodied palate, freshly squeezed exotic tropical fruits, paw-paws and mango, the soft and elegant alluring flavours of a ripe tropical punch, finishing lively, zingy and crisp.
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More About Ninth Island Winery
The Ninth Island Vineyard blocks sit on the 41st parallel astride Tasmania's lavish Pipers Brook and Tamar River Valley regions
Ninth Island, which is part of the Kreglinger group of wineries, acquired the immensely successful D Block Vineyard in 1993. Being located on the banks of the Tamar River this site does not have the frost risk of Tasmanian other vineyards. The view here is fantastic, and being a comparatively warm site, it is dedicated to table wine production, the backbone for Ninth Island's Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc range. It is also the source of Pipers Brook Pinot Gris, Gew├╝rztraminer and Tamar Estate (Cab/Merlot) wines. It is also the only site that is able to adequately ripen fruit if the vines are managed correctly to produce the Pipers Brook Tamar Estate Cab Merlot Ninth Island»