A BIG shout out to marketing gun Tash Stoodley for sliding these samples from Clandestine Vineyards across my tasting bench. There are 6 wines under this label and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to check them out - their first release wines from organic and sustainably grown sites in Western Australia and South Australia. This Pinot Grigio is a ripping intro to the brand.
A lunch time tasting at Qwine HQ and I went back and had a glass of this after all the work was done. Vintner Nick Stacy loves Spaghetti Vongole to match this Pinot Grigio. I had to resort to a seafood lasagne (as you do). A great seafood and/or pasta wine no less.
Wonderfully refreshing, this is a perfect drop to have in your glass while kicking back in the holidays with those who love to laugh out loud enough to make your cheeks sore. A minerally vibe sways throughout with a trail of lemons, dashes of tropical fruit and a nip of grapefruit. Well handled acidity the driving force behind its magnetism to food as fine spices trundle out on a delightful finish. Lunch time here we come.
92/100Region: Adelaide Hills