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2021 Quealy Feri Maris Pinot Grigio

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Pinot Grigio with a salty streak from one of the Mornington Peninsula's icons of organic winemaking.

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$40.00

About

About The Wine

With their "Feri Maris" (Latin for 'Wild Sea'), Quealy is demonstrating the delicious expression of Pinot Grigio grown in the maritime climate of the Mornington Peninsula.

Yes there's the classic notes of citrus, apple, and pear, but there's also something more; a slight briny, salty note, like something taken straight from the sea. The grapes come from the McCarthys' own certified organic blocks, gently pressed and fermented with wild yeast.

A small amount of sulphur is added prior to bottling.

About Quealy

Kathleen Quealy is the winemaking soul of Mornington Peninsula, and was the first person to plant Pinot Gris in Australia. Kathleen and her husband Kevin McCarthy launched T'Gallant winery in the 90s, pioneering this famous variety. Quealy Vineyards is based in Merricks North, with the winery and cellar door in the centre of the viticultural action.

Kathleen has continued to innovate - along with PG, Quealy is renowned for super-interesting expressions of Muscat and Fruilano, experimenting with different degrees of skin-contact and fermentation styles. A true industry legend!

Quealy vineyard landscape
Quealy vineyard landscape
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Grapes handpicked on 1st March 2021 at 11.92 Baume. Gently loaded into the press as whole bunches and slowly gently squeezed so only the finest delicate juice expressed. This juice selection allows us to make wine without any additions of yeast or acid, and only the minimum concentration of sulphur to preserve.

The finesse of the wine stores energy in the palate that is so attractive and ensures wine longevity. Finish Ph 3.43.

Each Pinot Grigio vine is shaped as two arches of twelve buds each. A strange, important shape that drains the hormone from the ends and disperses it along the cane so all the buds get the love from the vine roots to grow and be their individual best. We are in a region where fruitfulness is dampened with our cool and cloudy maritime climate. Responding with insight and bespoke technique rewards with properly ripe exciting grapes to work with.

Blend : Pinot Grigio (100%)
ABV : 13%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy
Kathleen Quealy and Kevin McCarthy
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Real Review

"Bright, light yellow colour, with aromas of almonds and pears, clean and fresh and attractive, possibly a trace of oak barrel involvement. The wine is light and soft in the mouth and has good intensity and depth of flavour, with refreshing balanced acidity and some richness of fruit—almost a touch of opulence. A nice wine, albeit more gris than grigio in style." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"The label states fruit off the single home block, planted in 1996 and organic; hand picked, whole-bunch pressed, wild-yeast ferment, 25% in barrel, with some mlf. It's a refined, textural pinot grigio in the style of the finest Italians. Quince, not-quite-ripe pears, lemon cream, daikon and tonic water with tangy acidity that tempers the texture to keep it smooth and fine." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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