Sunday, July 29, 2012

Hahndorf Hill 2012 Pinot Grigio

Adelaide Hills winery Hahndorf Hill attracts a lot of attention for its standout use of Austrian varieties gruner veltliner and blaufrankisch but it also produces some more mainstream wines of note. This is a fabulous little wine. The back label describes it as "ultra crisp, ultra cool" - and for once the back label doesn't lie. It's a bright, fresh wine (12.8% alcohol) made unashamedly in the northern Italian grigio style. Fruit forward with pear, green apple and tangerine notes, it is crisp and zesty and a perfect choice for long, hot summer days. I liked this a lot, drank the whole bottle, and it would be great with spicy Thai food as well as being a great quaffer.     

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