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Deviation Road Pinot Gris

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What come after the Savvalaunch ? A tidal wave of Gris? Such is the popularity of white aromatic varieties, it seems like everyone is making a Gris or Grigio. The Adelaide Hills climate has already proved to be a good breeding ground for Gris and this deliciously textured wine proves why. Melon and pear collide on the nose before a silky texture ands a crisp finish with loads of fresh acids. It demands to be chilled and served with seafood of antipasto platters.

Winemaker's Notes

This Pinot Gris fruit was hand-picked in two passes at differing ripeness to produce a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. The earlier pick provides the tight acid and restraint with the riper pick adding body and richness. Partial barrel ferment in older barriques with moderate lees stirring has given extra depth and added complexity on the palate.

Picking in two passes at different ripeness results in a wine with fine structure and lifted fruit aromas. Partial barrel ferment with moderate lees stirring has given extra depth on the palate. This wine will be tight and crisp while young, and develop extra body and nectar characters with bottle age.

Alcohol: 13.5%

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Deviation Road Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

James Halliday (2009 Vintage) says
What else but partial barrel fermentation? All the smartest winemakers are using this to add interest, although here early picking has invested the wine with a high-tensile, stainless-steel backbone of acidity.
Australian Wine Companion 2011 2010
93
Tyson Stelzer (2009 Vintage) says
This wine's cool, zesty, mountainous acidity is derived from its 600m Lenswood altitude, while 1980s vines contribute depth and persistence to its vibrant apple and pear fruit. Partial barrel ferment gives body to its taut frame. Great value and ageing potential, it ticks every box!
92
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
With a pear and apples style, and some cooler-climate fresh lift on the nose, this is one that treads the line between gris and grigio. It has a gentle tickle of barrel influence to add texture and light-handed complexity, and there's a spring of clear-cut acid that brings a citrus tang to the finish.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
James Halliday (2007 Vintage) says
Distinct pear and lychee aromas, with a light sprinkle of spice; a lively palate with similar flavours, and a long, positive, dry finish.
Australian Wine Companion 2009 2008
91
James Halliday (2005 Vintage) says
Highly aromatic pear, apple, spice and musk; well above-average intensity and length; as good as they come with this variety.
Australian Wine Companion 2007 2006
94

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