The Dagger Pinot Grigio has a lovely textural palate balanced with lively citrus zest and pear. This wine is clean, satisfying and mouth filling, with great acid balance and good length.
The Dagger Pinot Grigio grapes were harvested in the cool of the dawn, crushed and pressed. The juice was cold settled for 48 hours before being racked off solids and directly inoculated with a selection of aromatic yeast strains. Cold tank fermentation was undertaken between 11-14°C to retain the vibrant aromatics.
We stumbled and fell even deeper in love with the delicate and bewitching aromatics of cool climate pinot grigio. We have created this blend focusing on highlighting the alpine herbal elements of this variety balanced by the freshness of Nashi pears and the steely acidity synonymous with Pinot Grigio.
Lifted aromatics punctuated with crisp Nashi pear, lemon verbena and honeysuckle.
A lovely textural palate balanced with lively citrus zest and pear. This wine is clean, satisfying and mouth filling, with great acid balance and good length.
James Halliday – Wine Companion Magazine
Bright aromatics of crisp nashi pear, lemon verbena and honeysuckle jump from the glass. Citrus zest and pear dominate the palate. It’s clean, satisfying and mouth-filling, with great acid balance and length leaving you wanting more.
What’s your favourite food pairing with this pinot grigio? This lively expression of pinot grigio is an ideal accompaniment to one of our favourite pasta dishes – spaghetti vongole, with loads of garlic, lemon, parsley and good quality olive oil. A cheese platter with mozzarella, gruyere, brie and crusty bread is also a cracking match.
16/20 Regan Drew, vinonotebook.com
Produced by Wine Unplugged. Winemakers are Nina Stocker and Callie Jemmeson. Sister wine to The Cloak.
Very light onion skin colour. Waxy nose of soaps, pear skins, ginger root and lemon zest. Zippy line dances through a firm, textural body. Tosses its hair back with casual affectation. Plenty of ginger spice to keep things over and above the usual fleshy pear. Good varietal expression with attractive packaging. Good value.
“Succulent, pristine and pure…” John Helmer, Surf Coast Times
The Italian pinot grigio style is a lean, light-bodied wine that is light in colour with a dry savouriness, a thread of mineral character and an edge of acidity finishing freshly and crisply. Up in the King Valley, the variety performs extremely well and this wine showcases the style well with classic ripe pear and melon aromatics, with that quenching acidity keeping it succulent, pristine and pure on the dry, savoury finish.