Mandala is the vision of the Smedley family of Melbourne. An estate vineyard in Yarra Junction was planted in 1999, with additional vineyards following in Dixons Creek. Specialising in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, Mandala wines are high quality, elegant and exceptional value.
On the nose, the wine is lifted and fresh displaying lime zest, tangerine, pear and cinnamon notes along with subtle hints of brioche and almond meal. The palate offers a fleshy grapefruit, pear and mandarin
profile driven along a racy line of natural acidity. Citrus, saline and savoury notes persist on the finish.
This Pinot Grigio was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed with 25% fermented ‘wild’ in old French barriques and the remainder fermented cold and slowly in stainless. The resultant wine is both brightly aromatic and vibrant, yet complex, textural and savoury on the palate.