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