New Release: 2021 Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio
An intensely popular, and intensely drinkable variety, Pinot Grigio (sometimes called Pinot Gris) hails from the Old World of winemaking; think the hills of Northern Italy, historic Alsace in North-eastern France, and the steep slopes of Germany, where it is known as Grauburgunder. In the Piccadilly Valley sub-region of the Adelaide Hills, far above the plains of the city, long cool growing seasons with sun filled days and near freezing nights produce fruit with crisp lean acid, and mineral driven aromatics. Our all new 2021 Pinot Grigio was harvested from this sub-region and fermented with a non-Saccharomyces yeast, designed to produce wines of great aromatic depth and volume on the palate. This wine has all the varietal freshness of apples and pears that you would expect in a Pinot Grigio, plus a little extra yeast-derived something something, just to keep things interesting. Fresh citrus like fruits and an appealing grassiness dominate the aroma, while yeast derived notes of dried herbs and hay linger in the background. Zesty acid freshens up the finish and invites you back in for another glass. Best enjoyed whilst lingering over a long meal in the sunshine. Can we tempt you with a bottle, or 6? For our part, we bring you a fresh and bright style from Kuitpo, in the southern Adelaide Hills. A bright perfumed green apple nose is supported by baked quinces, and spice. Crunchy acid and pithy phenolics dance across the palate. Slaking your springtime thirst never tasted so good! The fruit was immediately pressed off after arriving at the winery all the way back in March; we fermented half the juice on full solids in seasoned French oak for texture and depth of flavour, while the other portion went to stainless steel for a long cool ferment for retention of freshness and crisp acid. Bottled after a short stint on lees, this wine blends together the best of both worlds. Add a bottle or two to your cart today!