2021 Quealy Musk Creek Pinot Gris

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A deliciously earthy Pinot Gris full of poise, from a late ripening vineyard in Mornington.
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Kathleen Quealy continues to live up to her nickname of 'Queen of Pinot Grigio' with the Musk Creek Pinot Gris.

She says that wines like this one beat their own path, and this ones was forged in a delectable combination of honey, red berry and earthy aromatics and flavours.

This is a stunning wine made with poise and finesse, and has cellaring potential for those of us with patience.

Wines like Musk Creek Pinot Gris beat their own path; bunches presented as a relaxed cluster of tiny, waxy, hot pink berries at harvest, complete with high sugar and acid content.

Three weeks later we re-inoculated with a sparkling yeast to assist the wine to fully finish the ferment without marring the nose with any undesirable smells that can arise from old grumpy yeast. There was a rearguard action with the malolactic acid bacteria stalling the sugar ferment, inexplicable but common in unsulphured fermentations. Slowly as the tank and barrels laboured through their sugars, we kept mixing those yeast lees, shaking them alive, ultimately converting all to alcohol and delightful flavours.

95 Points - "I often wonder why this doesn' get the pink-tinge treatment, as in extended skin contact, given the fruit description is of 'pressed pink pearls'. Still, a compelling wine. Textural, lightly phenolic, an array of spices, especially star anise, with cinnamon mixed with creamed honey. There's a ginger-fluff-cake / leesy element, making it feel even more luscious." - Jayne Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

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2 reviews
  • LW
    Lisa W.
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    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    A very drinkable summer wine. Great to share with friends.

  • EC
    Edward C.
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    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious

    Interesting and unexpected find, but really delicious and highly recommended.

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Quealy

Kathleen Quealy is part of the winemaking heart & soul of Mornington Peninsula.

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. But it was with Quealy Vineyards, based in Merricks North, with the winery and cellar door in the centre of the viticultural action, where they made their mark.

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. Kathleen & Kevin's son Tom has now taken on the daily winemaking duties, with guidance from Mum and Dad and the wines have never looked better.

Kathleen is a true industry legend and one of the most visionary wine personalities on the Peninsula.

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