The Adelaide Hills sub-regions of Piccadilly and Lenswood are home to the Pinot Grigio (Gris) vines planted between eight and 13 years ago.
Fruit is hand picked and delivered carefully to the nearby Petaluma winery to retain the fruit's pristine flavours. This is a crisper more elegant style of Pinot Grigio. The Adelaide Hills continue to produce wines of regional distinction. This fresh Pinot Grigio from some of the original plantings in the region, is no exception.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Light straw-green; a decision was taken to let the fruit do all the talking, and not elaborate the wine in any way, notwithstanding the gris rather than grigio name. The decision was exactly correct: it is overflowing with pear, apple and citrus flavours, and might even cause lunchtime conversation to momentarily halt.
Rating 91 - Drink by 2013 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Fresh yet complex wine, with delicate floral and honeysuckle notes on the nose, fresh Nashi pear and lemon on the nose.
The 2011 boasts racy natural acid, yet depth of flavour and a gentle viscosity on the palate, imparted from some months of lees stirring in barrel. This slight progression in style is expressed on the label, confirming a change from the previously labelled Pinot Grigio to the new Pinot Gris style.