Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Deviation Road Pinot Gris 2011

There is a little confusion in the Adelaide Hills as to the style of wine they should make with Pinot Gris/Grigio.  Pinot Gris should be textural with fruit sweetness yet remain balanced by its acidity.  Pinot Grigio on the other hand should be rather lively but in the lighter bodied end of the spectrum.

Deviation Road Pinot Gris 2011

The problem is this tastes more like a Grigio than a Gris but with none of the lovely flavours you get from Grigio. In this wine there is a smidge of apples and stone fruit but they vanish on my tongue.  I would almost say this tastes like a glass of H20 with a drop of fruit added but there is a slight textural component that comes from oak ageing.  At this price it looks expensive when you compare it to the French wines as they are so cheap due to our strong dollar.

Alcohol: 13.5%
Price: $23
Rated: 83
Drink: Now but will keep a while


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