Meet the new T’Gallant Range
We are so delighted to unveil our new range of fresh, approachable, food-friendly wines. Popping in colour with abstract artworks by Melbourne artist Sarah Kelk on the labels, our new T’Gallant Range has been launched in four popular varietals – Pinot Grigio, Rosé, Moscato, and the red blend Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz.
Sarah Kelk – founder of design brand Hello Polly – was commissioned to create four artworks to bring the essence of T’Gallant to life on our labels. Her stunning original artworks will be on display soon at our Cellar Door on the Mornington Peninsula.
The new T’Gallant Pinot Grigio 2016 has aromas of nashi pears and passionfruit complemented by citrus and pear flavours. All four wines have been made to pair well with food – and for the Grigio, it’s light Italian-style dishes such as antipasto platters and grilled fish.
Dry in style, the T’Gallant Rosé 2016 is crisp and refreshing with aromas of strawberry, watermelon and sweet spice with vibrant summer fruit flavours. Cured meats and oily fish such as salmon and trout make a great complement to this wine.
Sweeter in style the T’Gallant Moscato is a still Moscato full of ripe musk and tropical notes with a zesty, lightly spritzed finish. It pairs well with sweeter dishes such as macarons and apple crumble.
Finally for those who like a lighter style red, the T’Gallant Tempranillo Graciano Shiraz 2016 is an unusual blend that makes a great alternative to Pinot Noir. This supple wine has aromas of black fruits and spice, married with dark berry flavours – the perfect match for lasagne and wood-fired pizza.
It all began in 1990 with the planting of Pinot Grigio vines at two vineyards on the Mornington Peninsula. To our surprise, the wines made from the different vineyards showed two distinctive expressions of the same grape variety. One had a crisp Pinot Grigio style typical of northern Italy, while the other showed richer, more luscious characters typical of Pinot Gris in northern France (they are the same grape variety – Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the French variety Pinot Gris).
This discovery inspired us to venture to Friuli in Italy and Alsace in France to learn more about the remarkable Pinot Gris grape variety and to witness its true versatility of styles.
We returned home to the Peninsula with a plan to make wines reflective of this broad spectrum, and in doing so championed the production of Pinot Gris and Grigio wines in Australia.
Some thought our ideas were risky at the time, nonetheless today Pinot Gris/Grigio is one of Australia’s most popular varietals and T’Gallant has continued a tradition of producing benchmark examples alongside other fresh, food-friendly wines with personality ever since.
The T’Gallant Cellar Door – the home of Australian Pinot Grigio – is located on a former apple orchard nestled amongst the rolling hills of Main Ridge. With a large outdoor piazza overlooking the T’Gallant Estate Vineyard, wine tastings seven days a week and a menu full of classic provincial-style dishes including Roman style wood-fired pizza, it’s the perfect place to gaze and graze and enjoy a taste of la dolce vita on the Mornington Peninsula.
For more information, call you local T’Gallant representative now on 13 48 93 or visit https://www.tgallant.com.au/