Chapel Hill il Vescovo Pinot Grigio 2010 (Adelaide Hills, SA)
13%, Screwcap, $20
A perky little number this Pinot Grigio, which is exactly what I think the variety should be about. Had me thinking of BBQ prawns actually, which can only be a good thing.
It’s actually quite herbaceous on the nose, with pepper, green fruit and just a hint of melon – ultra fresh, cool ferment, spotlessly clean style, with fruit picked just as it started to get sweet. Smart work. Palate is dry and clean, neutral and lightly textural, the back end tightened up with some phenolic grip, everything finishing with entirely respectable length.
I’m not typically a Grigio fan – strictly speaking – but no questioning the appeal here. Good stuff. 17.2/91