Monterra Pinot Grigio 2022


Of all the grapes we saw emerge over the last couple of decades, few have been anywhere near as successful as Pinot Grigio/Gris, although it is a variety that suits some regions far more than others. The Adelaide Hills has proved itself as perhaps the premier region for this variety in the country. This fine example just adds to the weight of evidence. The colour here is near transparent and the wine is a classic Pinot Grigio in every respect. Crisp and clean, refreshing in style with good intensity, bright acidity and fine balance – it’s all here. Fresh pears, hints of florals and notes of citrus. There is also some fruit sweetness which fills out the palate, and good minerally backing which carries the wine the full length of its journey. A good, clean, drying finish, which lingers pleasantly. Drink now for three to four years. The recommendation is to share it with seafood and ocean views. What a good idea.