Pinot Gris Grigio Adelaide Hills South Australia
Alta had a clear vision from day one, to showcase the Adelaide Hills as Australia's premiere cool climate wine region. Emphasis was placed on a careful selection of site, grape variety and controlled yields of the highest quality hand picked fruit. Alta was adamant that the Adelaide Hills would make a very good Pinot Grigio wine and have now made sure there's no doubt about it. Alta is fashioned to the Italian style, relying heavily on the varietal characters and naturally high acid levels in the grapes at harvest to provide aromatics and structure.
Regular vineyard assessments leading up to harvest ensure that fruit is harvested when the flavours are at their optimal intensity. Grapes are hand picked just prior to any decline of natural acid levels and treated to a whole bunch press ensuring the retention of soft juices that are vibrant in colour and low in phenolics. A complimentary strain of yeast is selected for its ability to highlight primary fruit flavours while enhancing palate structure. A cool tank vinification achieves a pristine wine with great depth of flavour. In keeping with the true Grigio style, Alta is filtered and retained in fermenters until the final assemblage, completely unwooded and unoaked.
Vibrant pale yellow hue. Highly aromatic with spring blossom and fresh corella pear fragrances, spiced grapefruit and citrus blossom. A tightly structured palate expressing an excellent purity of fruit. Rich lemon and spiced pear flavours concentrate through the mid palate and linger through to a dry savoury finish. Exhibits great structure and will suit everything from white meats to Al fresco, a fine match to chilli infused and Asian inspired crustacea.