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La Prova Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2014


Recommendation: An EXCELLENT Australian Pinot Grigio.

Winery/Producer: Sam Scott; Hahndorf, Australia.

Grape Variety: Pinot Grigio.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Adelaide Hills, South Australia.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $24.90 (AUS$) about $18.90 (US$) plus a $20 corking fee.

Purchased From: Australian Wine Centre; 1 Alfred Street; Sydney, Australia.

Paired With: Tortilla soup with pico de gallo. Potato crusted salmon with spinach and cherry tomatoes.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before opening. Dark oat straw color. Fresh melon and very ripe fruit aromas with hints of honey. Crisp, fruity and fresh taste with a medium-long dry finish. Similar to an Italian Pinot Grigio, but not as acidic. Fragrant bouquet, lots of flavor and nice depth. But, as it warmed up there was a smooth, slightly creamy initial mouth feel, although it still ended with tart Granny Smith apples. An EXCELLENT Australian Pinot Grigio and probably the best one we bought in Australia.

    She said: Clear and sparkly with lots of fat pokey legs. Mild pear aroma over a background of ripe mellon. Well flavored on the palate with medium body and a hint of creaminess as it warmed up. The finish was full of flavor and dry. Although more Italian than Australian the initial crispness was lacking. Still I would buy this again in a flash because of its superior aromas, delicious flavor and crisp finish.

    Comments: Purchased from a Sidney, Australia wine shop and consumed in the Britannia Restaurant on board the Cunard Queen Mary 2.

Alcohol: 12.5%

Bar code: NA

Imported by: NA