Hand Crafted By Geoff Hardy Pinot Grigio 2021
Story: Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are two sides of the same coin.
Different names for the same varietal.
Since the grape has cultural significance in both Italy and France the name used in Australia is often indicates style.
To that end, we use the term Pinot Grigio in our Hand-Crafted range to indicate a light to medium fruit forward style that finishes clean crisp and dry.
Vintage: 2021 will be one for the record books in more than one way but as far as vineyards across South Australia are concerned it was near perfect.
Higher than average rainfall over winter allowed vines to produce good canopy and the cool – dry summer gave us beautiful even ripening conditions.
This slow ripening allows great flavour development and retention of natural acidity.
Nose: Pear, white nectarine, and lemon with hints of apple blossom and spice.
Palate: Vibrant Nashi pear and green apple with hints of citrus fruits with a dry crisp finish.
Pairing: Crispy skinned Salmon with wilted greens tossed in lemon caper butter
Cellaring: Drink now or to 2025
Winemaker: Shane Harris