This was a pleasant surprise. Pinot from near Coonawarra? Can't be so can it? I'm happy to say I took the blinkers off.
The fruit comes from Kongorong, just south of Mt Gambier. A slighter cooler climate certainly assists and this Pinot is not too shabby.
Tobacco leaf, dried leaf matter, meat jus all swim around in harmony. It's more earthy than fruit driven but concentrated berry and dark cherry flavours sit well.
There is good depth to the wine which fills the palate. Acid is a little firm but settled over a few days so medium term cellaring will help.
I'd happily sip away at a glass.
My primary school librarian Mrs Keogh drilled it into us not to judge a book by it's cover. Fair enough too as this wine exemplifies those words.
Who: Di Giorgio Family Wines
What: Pinot Noir (14% alc)
Where: Kongorong, Limestone Coast