Within the small Casa Freschi Adelaide Hills vineyard lies an area of pinot grigio that produces wine with a distinctive fragrance, energy and approachability in its youth. After fermentation and a brief maturation in seasoned French oak barriques, these parcels are carefully blended and bottled young to capture the vibrant fruit, fresh juicy flavour, and opulent texture.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
The grapes are grown on a single, low-yielding vineyard near Mt Lofty (560-580 m), and were whole bunch pressed, then fermented in old French oak barriques, 27% going through mlf. Even with that mlf, the wine is bracing and cleansing, its pear and grapefruit flavours backed by pronounced acidity. A grigio loaded with personality.Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (AUG/2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
The wine has fresh pear, apple, pineapple and grapefruit with a hint of spice, nut, yeast and toast complexity in the background.
The palate is fresh and lively, with concentrated ripe pear and nuts, a soft creamy texture supported by crisp, minerally acidity and finishing with excellent length of flavour.
Now to 2019.