Reviewer:

Regan Drew
28 December 2015

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Deviation Road, Pinot Gris 2015

Some good stuff happens in the Adelaide Hills with aromatic and crisp whites, and some talented wine makers know their Gris from their Grigio.

I like the Deviation Road labeling, but I would have preferred this in a Flute d'Alsace. Am I being too picky? Or could that be a relatively simple method to reinforce the stylistic difference? Anyways...it's what's inside the bottle that counts, right?

Deep aromas from barrel ferment: funky and waxy. Lemon skin, green firm pears and white nectarines. Grip and texture. Adelaide Hills acidity brand this as a thoroughbred in a field of draught horses: it maintains that crispness, straddling palate weight without being oily or viscous. Spices and almost a woody flavour. A mature, serious Gris well reined by a fastidious wine making team.
 

Region:  Adelaide Hills

Alc: 12.5%

 


Price: $28
Wine Category: Other White
Cellar: Now - 2018
Winery Website: www.deviationroad.com/
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