JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE Fruit for the Pinot Grigio was harvested from our Murray Darling vineyards during March 2017. The juice was run off the skins early, in order to extract only the perfect amount of colour and then inoculated and fermented cool. This allowed the retention of the summer berry characters, as well as retaining colour and intensity. Post fermentation the wine was fined, cold stabilised and filtered, ready for bottling. The entire process from juice to bottle was less than 10 weeks, keeping the wine fresh and vivacious.
JO’S HARVEST NOTES Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION Bella’s Pinot Grigio is a fresh, fruit driven wine with slightly savoury flavours of pear and citrus.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS Our 2017 Pinot Grigio is great on its own or perfect with cheese or anything from the sea.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region South Eastern Australia Varietal 100% Pinot Grigio Alcohol 12% Best Consumed 2018 - 2021