The Pawn Wine Co. El Desperado Pinot Grigio 2019 (12 x 750mL), SA.

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RRP $19.99

$16.99 per Bottle
$203.88 per case

Overview

Our first ever Vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumb to the wet summer. For the Pawn, we sacrificed making our full range of wines that year to create a brand new style of wine. Although we did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad we did.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Our first ever Vintage of El Desperado was 2011, and will always be known in Australian wine history as the vintage from hell, as many vineyards succumb to the wet summer. For the Pawn, we sacrificed making our full range of wines that year to create a brand new style of wine. Although we did not set out to make the El Desperado before that vintage, when you taste this wine, by hell you will be glad we did.

This wine shows aromas of melons and pears with a subtle hint of tropical and citrus fruits. It has an intense aroma of fresh-cut pear and cling-stone peach accented by citrus blossom and soft floral notes. It has aromas of rock melon, citrus blossom and soft floral notes of acacia flower and sea spray.

On the palate the texture is very smooth, with juicy Nashi pear, Honeydew melon and lemon sherbet flavours all entwined with a middle palate viscos-ity that makes it both refreshing, soft and juicy. It is almost silk-like with over-tones of almonds and acacia flowers, citrus and spice and just enough natural acidity to give a clean crisp finish.

Chess Trivia

In chess, El Desperado is a doomed pawn that seems deter-mined to give itself up to bring about a stalemate when captured, a pawn that is as good as dead and so sets out to do as much damage as possible.

Goes best with

It will accompany spicy Asian inspired cuisine, Vietnamese take-away, or just a slab of Sashimi with a sharp knife, a spray of soy sauce and a tube of wasabi.

Cellaring Trivia

This wine is enjoyable young, but with its spicy texture and palate weight, it has the structure to flower into a classic over the next 2 years

Label Trivia

For your drinking pleasure, when the Daisy on the label changes to reveal the skull(16°), it indicates the wine will need to be put on ice or back in the fridge.

Vintage
2019
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Grigio / Gris
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13%

Winery Profile

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The Pawn had its beginning in 2002 as a "once" off experiment between viticulturist & winemaker Tom Keelan and vigneron David Blows. They had a craving to make into wine a small parcel of Petit Verdot from their Springhill Vineyards in Macclesfield. This wine was originally for their own consumption as both were self proclaimed aficionados of this variety.

The pair had become perturbed and jaded that certain grape varieties were being used as blending tools by the bigger wine companies and that the potential of alternative wine styles wasn't being allowed to shine within the wine industry.

The resultant first vintage was a "cracker of a wine" and suggested to them that an opportunity existed to develop a wine range which rebelled against the corporate players of the wine industry. Tom and David began to identify idyllic viticultural sites and hand selected parcels of fruit within the Adelaide Hills and Langhorne Creek to produce wines that were not only a bit unconventional, but enjoyable to drink, incredibly food friendly, and made in a style that reflects their true origins – the ultimate in hand crafted wine.

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