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2019 ON POINT PINOT GRIGIO

Our Eden Valley On Point Pinot Girgio is named as a tribute to Trevor and Marilyn’s two granddaughters, in acknowledgement of their passion and excellence in ballet and dancing. It’s a play on the French ballet term ‘en pointe’, to stand on one’s toes in full extension – no easy feat – and something both granddaughters can do with ease and grace.

Our On Point Pinot Grigio sells out every year. Our 2020 vintage is due for release in early June, but if you can't wait that long, give our dynamicTru-Su Rosea try in the meantime, or discover the delight of ourCharli Jaye Chardonnay.

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After back to back sell-out successes for all three consecutive releases of this wine, our 2019 vintage of On Point Pinot Grigio has been bottle as soon as possible, ensuring we capture all those wonderful bunch-fresh aromas and flavours for you. Gentle ripening this year has given us delightful almond blossom and orange blossom aromas. From tip to toe, our Pinot Grigio is bursting with natural nashi pear, juicy tropical flavours, honeysuckle sorbet and peach nectar. Deliciously mouth-filling as ever, with delicate ginger in just the right places.

2019 Vintage Summary:

The 2019 vintage overall produced very high quality, but lower/limited supply, with the Barossa region as a whole down between 50-80% on the prior year, and some vineyards not picking at all. This was due to very hot, dry conditions in January and February. 2019 will be the lowest-yielding Barossa harvest of the past decade. Brockenchack vineyard however was only down 20% due to great care and management in our vineyard. We believe this is attributed to several factors, including the addition of both nutrients and cow and chicken manures, added rotationally to the vines directly and via liquid fertilizer irrigation each year. Good soil moisture kept our vines healthy in the hot spells thanks to irrigating at the right times – in Spring before budding and again at flowering – coupled with our under vine mulching helping to retain this moisture for longer, thereby resulting in healthy crops throughout the rest of the growing season. The result for Brockenchack was an excellent quality, but slightly lower quantity vintage.

The Difference Between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigo

Both wines are made from the same Pinot Gris grape (gris being French for grey, the colour of the Pinot Gris grape). The difference between the two wines comes in the winemaking technique. The Italian style Pinot Grigio wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spice. In contrast, the French Pinot Gris style wines are more full-bodied, slightly richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. We make ours in the Italian Grigio style, purely because that’s the way we prefer it.

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