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2022 Vino Intrepido 'Grey Matter' Nagambie Lakes Ramato Pinot Grigio

Multi-regionalWhite

$ 34.99 AUD

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Back in the 2018 vintage I bought my first pinot grigio grapes with the intention of making a style traditional to the Friuli region. Coming from the word rame meaning copper, Ramato is pinot grigio that receives some skin contact, resulting in anything from a blush to a light red. I made a white wine instead, but in 2021 the fruit was ideal for it, as not only was it in fantastic condition but the clone of pinot grigio at Box Grove Vineyard has particularly dark skin.The brand-new Grey Matter pinot grigio was harvested on the first day of vintage in February and received about six hours on skins before it was pressed to stainless steel tank. After cold settling the fermentation started in earnest, mostly in tank but two mature barriques were used as well. Once dry the wine was consolidated, cold stabilised and then racked several times before bottling, where it had a minimal filtration.Though I attempt to limit how much I do in the winery there is a lot of thought that goes into them. Decisions like which varieties to choose for which styles, what region and vineyard to source from, when to harvest and how to capture their best, all take time and consideration. Thus, I liked calling this wine Grey Matter, as not only did such an uncomplicated wine take brain activity, but the colour of the wine reminds of brains.

Region - Multi-regional

Type - White

Year - 2022

Winery - VinoIntrepido

Grape - Pinot Grigio

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Ripe pear and red apples, fresh and supple, superbly drinkable.

Wine descriptors

Dry and Textured, Juicy and Fruity, Elegant and Fine, Totally Smashable, Smooth and Seductive, Vegan Friendly, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Apples and Pear

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Spices

Body type

light

Acidity

light

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

Sourced from Box Grove vineyard at Avenel. This is one full-flavoured grigio. Not shy in the least in either colour – salmon pink – or flavour. Acacia, nashi pear, ginger and apple scents. Tangy to taste and lively in flavour, it brings fruit concentration and savouriness to the glass, which is to be applauded. A touch above in the grigio stakes.

Jeni Port

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