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Buy 2012 Quealy Pobblebonk Pinot Grigio Blend

Quealy Pobblebonk Pinot Grigio Wine

Quealy Pobblebonk 2012

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    12.5%
Kathleen Quealy is undoubtedly Australia's Queen of Pinot Gris/ Grigio having introduced the variety to many Australian wine drinkers during her time at T'Gallant. Quealy continues to make some of Australia's finest examples under her Quealy label, this 'Pobblebonk' blend is one of the more interesting.

The newly released 2012 Quealy 'Pobblebonk' is a Northern Italian varietal blend of Pinot Grigio, Friulano and Chardonnay, with a very small percentage of Muscat Giallo and Riesling. Delicious to drink now, Pobblebonk is an expressive wine that showcasing the adventurous spirit and talented winemaking of Kathleen Quealy.

Review of the 2011 vintage included below;

"92/100. An exciting, creative blend of pinot grigio, friulano, muscat, chardonnay and riesling from an iconoclastic winemaker - Kathleen Quealy, who was one of the founders of T'Gallant. The colour and fragrance are youthful and fresh, the aromas are clean and grapey, with a complex array of refined aromas which are subtly spicy, showing restrained muscat influence. Light to medium-bodied, it has great texture and softness, poise and precision. The acidity is refreshing and seamless. A very smart wine indeed. Oh, and it's named after a frog call! Drink now and for about four years. 12.3 per cent alcohol. RRP $25" - Huon Hooke,

"A totally unique white blend of riesling, moscato giallo, friulano, chardonnay and pinot grigio offering a complex set of stone fruit aromas and flavours amid an impressively full, yet balanced palate. A real triumph of inspiration and experience" - Nick Stock, Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine, March 2013.

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Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments
Kathleen Quealy began her winemaking training at Wagga Wagga and was both mentored and inspired by her viticulture teacher Dr Max Loder. His love of viticulture was supported by a European philosophy, with the ironic appreciation that in Australia winemakers were dismissive of viticulture, and rather enamoured by new fangled machinery. Her trajectory was including a viticultural understanding into her winemaking. Quealy’s philosophy is her activities have to be real. She understands that they are her grapes, made at her winery by her decisions, and that is how she believes you discover how to make a great wine. Quealy also believes that innovation begins with confinement to one region, after that it is a chess game, how do you extract the most quality out of your region? She believes it is with style and that you have to think outside of the square to achieve results. Quealy also thinks that blending is a significant contributor to quality in winemaking. Blending across varieties can enhance the qualities of all the varieties involved, hence the birth of Pobblebonk and Rageous.
Mornington Peninsula
Pobblebonk 2012 is a field blend drawn from our own Balnarring Vineyard. Pobblebonk is a modern exploration of cool climate white wine. The blending of aromatic varieties with wines of structure and texture create personality and wholeness. The winemaking commits to the blend at harvest as each variety and proportion is complimentary to the sweetness of the ferment. Pobblebonk is a long and fine white wine; the aroma and palate exude a pink fruit, pink berry sensation. The palate is full and crunchy, balanced with a concentration of ripe natural acidity

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