Hahndorf Hill Pinot Grigio 2020
SPECIAL 6 PACK BUY. Silver Royal Adelaide Wine Show.
Silver Medal – Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2020
Hahndorf Hill’s six-hectare vineyard is located at the edge of historic Hahndorf village and on the slopes of a gentle hill which, over a century ago, contained a slate quarry. It is very apparent when walking along the slopes of the vineyard blocks at Hahndorf Hill that slate forms a significant part of the mineral component of the soils.
The vineyard topsoils consist of a sandy-loam and red-clay blend, richly embellished with blue-red slate, quartz and ironstone intrusions. The subsoils comprise deep red clay. This abundance of diverse mineral components in the soil translates into a distinct mineral element in all their wines, which is especially beneficial for their Austrian varieties – such as Gruner Veltliner – at which they excel and have pioneered over the past 25 years.
The Adelaide Hills’ slow ripening, cool-climate environment allows for all their grapes to benefit from an extended ripening season with beautifully warm days and cold nights. This diurnal variation is a significant quality defining factor according to producers of these varieties in their native Austria. Hahndorf Hill believe in environmentally sustainable methods to bring out the finesse and vitality in their wines.
From the winemaker .. “Our 2019 Pinot Grigio was honoured by being placed on the 2021 James Halliday Wine Companion’s Best of the Best list, thereby rating it the top Pinot Grigio-style wine in Australia. This 2020 new vintage, crystalline beauty has a delicate nose of poached bosc pear and apple blossom. The palate is crisp and vibrant with a distillation of apple skin, sliced pear and fine texture. The salivatingly-juicy tail is long and electric. Enjoy with all white meats, pastas, all things vegetarian and your favourite seafood dishes. This Pinot Grigio will age well for 5 – 7 years.”
Review for 2019:
96 points, Best of the Best, James Halliday “I took this wine up to the house after my daily tasting to make sure I hadn’t lost my senses. (I hadn’t.) A storm-induced crop loss of 60% saw the grapes hand-picked from two Adelaide Hills sites, chilled overnight, whole-bunch pressed and flash-oxygenated to eliminate anthocyanin colour contribution, then cool-fermented in stainless steel, racked off lees asap to prevent ‘plumping up’. An ever so fine distillation of nashi pear, a prodigiously long palate and crunchy acidity. Three gold medals and a trophy pre end-’19.”
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Adelaide Hills, Australia
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