Pinot Grigio can be such a broad term these days. When used on a wine label you can be rest assured that you will be getting something fresh, fruity, low in alcohol and easy to drink. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. However, sometimes there is one, like this one, that comes along and puts a completely different and delicious slant on the Grigio style.
Lots to take in on the nose. Fresh as a daisy and, on that note, some blossomy aromas plus citrusy characters too.
Now, drinking it provides the pear characters I expected but there’s little of the texture I’ve found in other Grigios (not that that’s unusual). It had some other complimentary characters that gave it the ‘deliciousness’ factor. A nice lemon/lime/grapefruity acid tang gave it a really good freshness and vivacity that you can’t miss or help but enjoy. The other very pleasant thing about this one is it lingers that little bit longer on the palate which would not normally be expected.
For me, this is has been made in a very smart way. I say that in the context of being a Grigio that will easily fit in to a relaxing afternoon drink at a café, an accompaniment to tapas on a relaxing afternoon or a delicious dinner at a Thai restaurant.
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA Price: $25 Source: Cellar Door Purchase (Sort of)