Fortuna Pinot Grigio Plus

Australia’s original white field blend comprising five varieties, led by Pinot Grigio.

TASTING NOTES

Opens with delicate aromas of elderflower amplified by secondary notes of pear and fresh zesty lime. The palate displays both minerality and balancing rich flavours, plus a touch of oak, complemented by a deliberate frame of natural grape tannins underpinning a persistent, lingering palate. A serendipitous blend.

WINEMAKING

Created by combining the natural complementary attributes of the chosen varieties to create complexity and structure. Pinot grigio provides pear flavour and savouriness; riesling contributes acidity and minerality and sauvignon blanc livens the palate. The splash of aleatico heightens the aromatic structure of this unique blend. These four varieties were co-fermented and later blended with barrel-fermented chardonnay to round out the palate weight of this unique blend.

 

Inspired by Franz Haas’s Manna…it’s medium-bodied, silky and briny, with aromas and flavors of melon and orange zest. Brian Freeman explains that this wine needs time to come together because of the tannins of the Aleatico.

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Australia’s original white field blend comprising five varieties, led by Pinot Gris.*

TASTING NOTES

Opens with complex aromas of pear and elderflower with citrus, lime notes evolving to a creamy full textural palate, the legacy of regular battonage. Initial crisp minerality from the pinot gris opens to a full-bodied persistent palate with subtle, integrated oak flavour. A serendipitous blend.

WINEMAKING

Created by combining the natural complementary attributes of the chosen varieties to create complexity and structure. Pinot grigio provides pear flavour and savouriness; riesling contributes acidity and minerality and sauvignon blanc livens the palate. The splash of aleatico heightens the aromatic structure of this unique blend. These four varieties were co-fermented and later blended with barrel-fermented chardonnay to round out the palate weight of this unique blend.

 * From 2013 the grapes were picked earlier to create a lighter fresher style, denominated Pinot Grigio Plus.

Australia’s original white field blend comprising five varieties, led by Pinot Gris.*

TASTING NOTES

Opens with attractive notes of crisp pear and honeysuckle evolving to a creamy, full textural palate, the legacy of regular battonage. Natural acidity and wisps of lime and sherbet provide balance to this beguiling style that unfolds more complexity in a generous glass.

WINEMAKING

Created by combining the natural complementary attributes of the chosen varieties to create complexity and structure. Pinot grigio provides pear flavour and savouriness; riesling contributes acidity and minerality and sauvignon blanc livens the palate. The splash of aleatico heightens the aromatic structure of this unique blend. These four varieties were co-fermented and later blended with barrel-fermented chardonnay to round out the palate weight of this unique blend.

* From 2013 the grapes were picked earlier to create a lighter fresher style, denominated Pinot Grigio Plus.

‘If you’re adventurous and want to try an innovative Australian
white blend, look out for FREEMAN Fortuna –
 richly textured, complex and perfumed.’
MAX ALLEN, WEEKEND AUSTRALIAN