This wine 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 play on the French ballet term ‘en pointe’, to stand on ones toes in full extension – no easy feat – and something both granddaughters can do with ease and grace.
After back to back sell-out successes for both our inaugural 2016 and following 2017 vintages, our 2018 vintage of On Point Pinot Grigio has been created, as always, by carefully focusing on our ability to deliver the correct style and ripeness obtainable from our Eden Valley vines.
We bottle our Pinot Grigio as soon as possible, capturing all the freshness of the 2018 growing season. Gentle blossom and honeysuckle aromas lead to delicate tropical notes. Fresh flavours of nectarine, pear and lime race across the palate, supported by natural minerality. There is soft mouthfeel and balanced acidity that seem to make the flavours last for days.
Food pairing ideas include oysters, sushi, brie cheese or your favourite creamy pasta.
The difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio…
Both wines are made from the same Pinot Gris grape – the difference comes in the wine making technique. The Italian style Pinot Grigio style wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spice. A superb summer wine! In contrast, the French Pinot Gris style wines are more full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. We make ours in the Italian Grigio style, purely because that’s the way Trevor prefers it.