Zonte’s Footstep Shades of Gris Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio 2022
Always great fun to review the Zonte’s Footstep wines – cracking wines, brilliant value and some weird and wacky labels. Some work better than others, but one can’t have everything. This one is very clever on a number of levels, although I am not certain that a treatise on the struggle between Muse and Melpomene is quite the marketing that will sell truckloads. From the Adelaide Hills, this is a pale lemon. There are notes of bright, crisp pears with citrusy notes plus hints of peach. A pleasingly supple texture, juicy flavours and crunchy acidity finishing with very good length. Delightful drinking now but will offer pleasure for at least the next three to four years, if you prefer to wait. It does hover between the two styles – Gris and Grigio – which is, I guess, the point.