Specifications

Eden Valley | Barossa | SA

100% single vineyard | estate grown

Winemaker | Joanne Irvine

12.5% Alc | 6 pack cases | Ideal serving temperature is around 6 – 8ºc

Vegan | all our wines are vegan

2021 ON POINT PINOT GRIGIO

$22.00

Billowing tropical, floral and citrus aromatics make this a truly ‘scent-sational’ introduction to vintage 2021. A mouthful of zingy ruby grapefruit emerges from the citrus mist, layered over honeyed tropical -almost guava- flavours that seem to keep trundling along to a lovely length, finishing with a zippy little lemon zest kick!

Our Pinot Grigio is named as a tribute to Trevor and Marilyn’s two granddaughters, in acknowledgement of their passion and excellence in ballet and dancing. It’s a play on the French ballet term ‘en pointe’; to stand on one’s toes in full extension – no easy feat – but something both granddaughters can do with ease and grace. We are extremely proud of our back-to-back sell-out successes for all past releases of our On Point Pinot Grigio.

SILVER | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

94 POINTS | Winestate Magazine

92 POINTS | Wine Orbit – Sam Kim

90 POINTS | Wine Pilot – Jen Port

Billowing tropical, floral and citrus aromatics make this a truly ‘scent-sational’ introduction to vintage 2021. A mouthful of zingy ruby grapefruit emerges from the citrus mist, layered over honeyed tropical -almost guava- flavours that seem to keep trundling along to a lovely length, finishing with a zippy little lemon zest kick!

The purity of our Pinot Grigio is best expressed when we move our precious fruit swiftly from the vineyard, to fermentation, to the bottle.

 

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PINOT GRIS AND PINOT GRIGIO…

Both wines are made from the same Pinot Gris grape (gris being French for grey, the colour of the Pinot Gris grape). The difference between the two wines comes in the winemaking technique. The Italian style Pinot Grigio wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spice. In contrast, the French style Pinot Gris wines are typically full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture.

We make ours in the Italian grigio style, purely because we prefer it that way.

94 POINTS | Winestate Magazine

 

SILVER | 2021 Melbourne International Wine Competition

 

90 POINTS | Wine Pilot | Textbook Grigio fresh-cut apple and pear, with an arresting thread of saline and rock pool aromas. Plenty of refreshing crunchy acidity in the glass will satisfy during those lazy afternoons in the sun.” ~Jeni Port~

 

92 POINTS | Wine Orbit, Sam Kim

“Elegant and charming with apricot, green pear, dried grass and white floral aromas, it’s finely textured in the mouth displaying bright fruit flavours backed by crisp acidity, finishing lingering and delightfully tasty.”  ~April 2022~

 

“It might say ‘pinot grigio’ on the label, but don’t go a-thinkin’ it’s going to be raspy and lean like a lot of them. To us, the On Point is absolutely that. It’s dry, sure, but also totally delicious and generous in our book. Ultra-juicy and bursting with baked apple and nashi, it reflects what the cooler Eden Valley subregion is capable of. Cleansing, succulent, and dangerously drinkable, it’s refreshing, roaring with flavour, softly spiced, and super sexy with roast pumpkin and herb salad.” ~Yvonne Lorkin~

2021 Eden Valley Vintage Summary

Winter rainfall in Eden was only 5% below average (275mm), with August being the wettest month for the winter period, filling our dams which we were oh so grateful for, because from November, dry conditions ensued. Growing season rainfall (Oct-Mar) was 20% below average with only February recording above average rainfall.

Temperatures were relatively mild for much of the growing season, providing ideal conditions for growth and berry development. Flowering was uninterrupted this year, allowing good fruit set. Night-time temps during spring and summer were cooler than normal. These cooler nights are critical to, and the hallmark for, the quality of grapes and wines from our Eden Valley vineyard, allowing our vines time to rest, and allowing aromatic flavours, finesse and natural acidity to be maintained.

The mild daytime conditions provided optimal ripening, allowing great fruit flavours to develop. Whilst yields across the region varied depending on water supply, they were mostly higher than vintage 2020, which is the case with your 2021 crop.

Quality is exceptional from our 2021 Eden Valley vintage. Whites are fine with amazing natural acid and intense flavours. Reds are flavourful and deeply coloured. A vintage for now, and the long term.

Ref: Brooke Howell and Louisa Rose on behalf of Barossa Grape & Wine Association; SA Winegrape Crush Survey 2021 Barossa Zone Report, Eden Valley Wine Region, Wine Australia, July 2021

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