2003 Henschke Littlehampton Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
The 2003 Henschke Pinot Gris is an exceptional example of this new and increasingly fashionable variety. Often Pinot Gris is dismissed for its simplicity yet this wine displays complex layers of flavour and a superb structure. The wine opens with spice and honeysuckle aromas and grows into a richly fruited wine, unctuous in nature, yet with a vein of minerality and chalky acidity that gives freshness to the palate. With each mouthful, a new aspect is delivered making this wine both interesting and entertaining to drink. A perfect partner to fine food, particularly salmon, shellfish and rich white meats. Enjoy young or age in the short term.
© Toni Paterson July 2004
Price: $29. Available at fine liquor outlets.
Vignerons: David & Annette Innes
Winemaker: Stephen Henschke
Wine Diva Wine of the Month, August 2004