Pigato 2020

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Region Clare Valley, Australia

Grapes Vermentino 100%
ProfileVermentino on skins - peach, iced tea and super refreshing! The wine has the aromatic profile similar to its Mediterranean inspirations, but the lean and racy character is purely Aussie. Underripe stone fruits and delicate floral notes wrap around a tight core of bright acidity.
Grape GrowingGrown in the historic Gullyview Vineyard in the Watervale subregion of the Clare Valley. The vineyards are planted at a fairly high elevation at the foothills of the Mount Lofty Ranges, with a refreshing breeze blowing in from the cold waters of the Gulf of St. Vincent. The climate is more continental due to the elevation, but it is still hot enough for the white grape to start a bit early. In this case, the grapes were hand harvested and hand sorted in the vineyard on February 22 and 23, 2020.
WinemakingThe grapes are hand harvested, sorted and processed ~ 50% whole berries, not whole bunches. Then natural fermentation begins in open top steel fermenters, hand-plunged twice daily. Time on skins is 20 days with free run pressings combined, then settled, off gross lees for 7 days. Afterwards, the wine is aged in stainless steel for 7 months, No filtration, no fining...

Wine Data

Alc10.9

PH3.32

TA5.9 g/L

RS0 g/L

Sulfur25ppm free, 50ppm total

SoilTerra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Altitude380 m / 1246 ft

Vineyard Age13 years

Production Size990 cases

PairingSole, Turbot, Seafood Chowder, Mexican Street Corn, Papaya Salad, Dan-Dan Noodles, Sesame Chicken, Orange Peel Shrimp, Saffron & Pork Tagine Cuisines: Mediterranean, Mexican, American Chinese

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