Pinot Gris Grigio Adelaide Hills South Australia
Chapel Hill's mantra is to produce wines with pure varietal and regional characters. Grown to the cooler climes of the Adelaide Hills this fine example of Pinot Grigio displays all the elements associated with the variety. Hints of guava, lychee and nashi pear overlay a textured, viscous, dry spicy palate with subtle mineral notes.
Pinot Grigio from the Adelaide Hills sub region of Mt Torrens, vines are planted to sandy loam soils scattered with ironstone gravel and quartzite. The underlying principle is to achieve a healthy balanced vineyard, neither vigorous nor stressed. Grapes are hand harvested and promptly delivered to the winery. Skin contact and maceration is kept to a minimum, avoiding any undesirable colour and phenolics. Whole berries are loaded into the membrane press on a delicate cycle, free run juices are isolated at 558 litres per tonne. A slow gradual cool ferment is then followed by eight months on yeast lees to encourage the integration of fruit flavours and a fine, textured palate. Alcohol 13.0%
Light yellow with green tinges. Alluring aromas of floral and pinenut, lemon preserve and apricot over a scent of calico. Displays guava, lychees and nashi pear flavours underpinned by a lingering, spicy, grainy and minerally palate. Fashioned to a drier style of Grigio, in combination with the textural mouthfeel, showcases the supple nuances of the grape as well as ensuring that the wine can be enjoyed in partnership with all good food.