Bella Riva Pinot Grigio 2019
$18.99 a bottle
In 1994, the De Bortoli family planted the Bella Riva Vineyard on the King River at the base of the Victorian snowfields. The Vineyard is planted on sandstone and shale deposits washed down by the river. Several clones of Pinot Gris on four Vineyard sites.
2019 was a mild growing season producing Pinot Grigio with intense aromatics and lovely briny acidity.
Bright fruit aromatics of pear and citrus, hints of spice and sea spray. Gently textured, saline, perfume, raciness and interest.
Grapes are destemmed and pressed with an emphasis on maximise flavour from the skins. The juice is fermented in stainless tanks with a small portion in older French oak casks. Post ferment the wines are left on yeast lees for texture and complexity.