Mornington Peninsula - Australia
Pinot Grigio, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Rose, Chardonnay, Nebbiolo, Moscato
T’Gallant is the sailor’s abbreviation for topgallant, the top sail of square-rigger sailing ships. It connotes the peak, the best, the epitome. T’Gallant’s winemaking philosophy is the same. Artisan and pure, T’Gallant wines exude a vibrant and eccentric personality, putting a twist on traditional European winemaking techniques and styles.
Established in 1990, T’Gallant is built on a tradition of exceptional Pinot varieties – Grigio, Gris and Noir – reflecting the character of the maritime Mornington Peninsula and supporting a vision for the creation of great Australian Pinot.
T’Gallant founders Kevin McCarthy and Kathleen Quealy were instrumental in introducing Pinot G (Gris/Grigio) to Australia in the early 90s. Considered a bold move at the time, the wines nonetheless flourished and T’Gallant became Australia’s leader in this cool climate grape variety. In conjunction with the Australian Wine Research Industry, T’Gallant developed the “Pinot G Style Spectrum” – a scale ranging from crisp to luscious, that is today printed on the labels of many Australian Pinot Gs to help consumers choose a wine based on their style preference.