QUEALY 'MUSK CREEK' PINOT GRIS

QUEALY 'MUSK CREEK' PINOT GRIS

QUEALY

Regular price $28.00 Sale

Background

"Perched atop Main Ridge overlooking Westernport Bay and the heads, the Musk Creek vineyard grows both Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. Where Tussie Mussie enjoys a warmer, more sheltered location, Musk Creek is much cooler and ripens late. It's perched at 180-210 metres altitude, where the persistent, cooling breeze from Bass Strait ensures the fruit stays fresh. Planted in 1994, the site produces bunches of tiny, pink berries and excellent acidity. The result is a deeper, more complex, mineral and spicy Gris than the one produced from Tussie Mussie. While Quealy's two single-vineyard Gris hail from very different sites, the winemaking is almost identical. Almost. Here there is no French oak, with Quealy adding a little pressing wine to the free-run for structure and grip." - Bibendum

Tasting Note

"A slow avalanche of honey, great depth and viscosity, finishes long and dry and poised. Musk Creek is a late ripening vineyard influenced by the ocean and steep, spring fed aspect. The wind blows the cloud away to reveal an autumn of cold sunshine. This terroir restrains, yet supports, ripening until the end of autumn thus grapes accumulate honey, red berry, even forest floor character." - Quealy