Henschke `Littlehampton Innes` Pinot Gris 2013 (6 x 750mL), SA.

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Overview

The Adelaide Hills has an altitude ranging from 400-600m and a rainfall of around 700-1000mm. Soils consist of sandy loam overlying weathered shale and clay, which provide excellent conditions for viticulture. Littlehampton lies on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills and has a unique aspect for superlative pinot gris. Viticulture was first established in the Adelaide Hills in 1839 by John Barton Hack near Mount Barker, just 5km from Littlehampton. Pinot gris, called tokay d’Alsace in France, grauburgunder in Germany and pinot grigio on Italy, has its origins in France and has become a highly regarded variety around the world.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

A faint touch of blush-pink colour; the range of aromas and flavours are greater than those of most pinot gris, and so is the length of the palate; pear, apple, stone fruit, ginger and spice all await you. This is one of the few pinot gris that have definite cellaring potential. Rating 94 - Drink by 2018 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2014)

This might just be the best Australian pinot gris on the block at the moment, again all fragrant with nectarine flesh and blossom, the fruit and a heady culinary spice also redolent as you sip. And talk about textural this is a textbook style, minerally in one sense, the acidity fresh and lively, while richer, creamier layers from some clever winemaking just add to the joy.'Tony Love, www.taste.com.au, 8 April 2014

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Pale gold with lime hues.

Aroma

Gorgeous fragrant, focused aromas of white flowers, almond blossom, gooseberry and honeysuckle supported by mint, anise and ginger spice nuances.

Palate

Delicate layers of tropical fruit and stone-fruit flavours flood the palate and interlace with fine acidity and creamy texture for a long, rich finish.

Cellaring

Exceptional vintage, 10+ years (from vintage).

Vintage
2013
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Henschke is one of the longest established family names in the Barossa and the Australian wine industry. Johann Christian Henschke first planted vines in Keyneton in 1861, producing his first commercial vintage in 1868.

The tradition of quality winemaking has passed down through the generations – today seeing Stephen Henschke and his wife, Prue, as winemaker and viticulturist respectively.

Awarded "International Red Winemaker of the Year" in 1996 at the London Wine Show, Stephen and Prue were in 2006, awarded Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine's "Winemaker of the Year" in recognition of winemaking excellence in both red and white wines. These Awards recognise the consistent and continuing success of this remarkable couple.

Prue has, for the last 18 years, explored and now employs both organic and biodynamic strategies to maximise the potential for the fruit from these unique vineyards to fully express their individual terroirs.

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