T’Gallant is the home of Pinot Gris and Grigio in Australia, having pioneered Pinot G on the Mornington Peninsula in the 1990s. Both wines are made from the same grape variety, typically picked at different times and made in different styles - from the crisp, earlier picked Pinot Grigio style typical of Northern Italy through to the riper, more luscious Pinot Gris common in Northern France.
At T’Gallant we make wines reflective of this broad spectrum, showcasing the versatility of the great variety on the Mornington Peninsula.
To make things simple, we refer to them as Pinot G.
We also have a long history making reds, in particular Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir; which is no surprise considering Pinot Gris is a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape variety, historically planted next to Pinot Noir in French vineyards to soften the Pinot Noir. Where Pinot Noir is a red skinned grape, Pinot Gris is grey in colour.
Pinot Noir can be exceptional when grown on the Peninsula, and the region is famous for producing some of the finest Pinot Noirs in Australia. Since Pinot Noir is notoriously difficult to grow and make, the T’Gallant team is very fussy about getting our clones, crop levels, canopy management and winemaking working in harmony to achieve optimum quality; in fact, we relish the challenge.