Fox Creek Pecorino 2022
The rather rare Italian variety, Pecorino, may not be on the radar of many local winelovers yet, but the small number of examples we have seen all suggest that this is a grape worth keeping an eye on. It certainly seems to take well to local conditions, in this case the Adelaide Hills. For those not familiar, this is a fine introduction to the grape. Vinification here is done with the obvious intention of bringing the grape and its flavours to the fore, without any ‘enhancement’. Pure Pecorino, if you like. A yellow hue with flecks of green. We have a very pleasing array of aromas here, with citrus, notably grapefruit pith, spices, hints of stonefruit, all with a minerally support. This is an attractive, refreshing wine with bright acidity giving it a taut focus and driving the wine. Very good length with a crisp finish. Ideal for chilling and enjoying over simmer and no doubt it will age for several years but why? This is a wine for immediate gratification.