Queenie Pinot Grigio 2018
Our nonna arrived in Adelaide by boat from Italy in 1935 and we have named this wine after her in celebration of her life and the values that continue to influence our growing families.
This Italian-style wine is produced with love and shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Italian Grigio; fresh, crisp and convivial, it has flavours of crunchy nashi pear, orange blossom and quince.
It is excellent company with a variety of foods, particularly during the warmer months.
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Grown on a south-western facing slope atop the Longview estate, this Pinot Grigio shows all the hallmarks of a traditional Italian style. The nose is overflowing with nashi pear and white blossom notes. The palate is crisp and dry with delicate green apple fruit, bright acidity and a textural finish.
2018 Queenie Pinot Grigio
Bronze Medal – 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Silver Medal – 2018 Royal Queensland Wine Show
Regan Drew, Vino Notebook Rating: 17/20 “A very faint peach blush though the colour. Fragrant blossom with orange zest, green pear drops, cream and just turning blueberries. Well textured through the front and mid palate, having good persistence and maintaining fresh fruit balance. Light orange rind and crisp brown pear with frangipani and light stonefruit to close. A delicate finish of medium length.”
2017 Queenie Pinot Grigio
Top Gold – 2017 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
18/20 – Regan Drew. “Named for the Saturno family’s Grandmother, affectionately known as Queenie. All stainless steel fermentation and stylistically keeping to Grigio with very little blush colour. Evocative of a Nonna too: white flowers, dusky musk, baking spices and of course, varietal pear. It’s crisp, it’s clean and just a little bit round. Cumquat orangey stuff, green apple zing and ripe pear fruit. More than a one dimensional “crisp white” this has layer upon layer of flavour that persist long. Difficult to fault.”
Bronze Medal – 2017 Australian Small Winemakers Show
Bronze Medal – 2017 Perth Royal Wine Show
Bronze Medal – 2017 Sydney Royal Wine Show
|Blend||100% Pinot Grigio|
|Residual Sugar||0.1 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5.05 g/L|