Zilzie Selection 23 Pinot Grigio
Juicy apple and crunchy pear wrapped in flirty floral notes. The fruit was harvested at night when the temperature was coolest to retain maximum fruit flavour. The juice was cool fermented in stainless steel with aromatic yeast strains, a small portion was fermented on skins to add intensity and zest. The wine was then aged on yeast lees for two months to add roundness and retain freshness. The wine was bottled early to retain fresh fruit characters.
The vintage 2019 growing season was one of the driest on record. Controlled winter watering and careful monitoring of vine stress levels was key to a successful crop. Temperatures tended to be cooler in Spring and early summer which caused a slower start to the season, as temperatures began to rise in late Jan early Feb ripening moved along a little quicker and the team were grateful the vines had sufficient canopies to protect the fruit through to maturity. The reds from this vintage show excellent depth of colour and fabulous tannins, whilst the whites display a rich array of aromatics and bright fresh fruit flavours.