2022 La Maschera Pinot Grigio
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2022 La Maschera Pinot Grigio

Limestone Coast, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$17. 99
$215.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 2 Years (2023-2025)
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Stelvin

Veneto, Italy’s north-eastern region with Venice its capital, is home to the Pinot Grigio grape variety. Each year, since the 10th century, The Carnival of Venice is celebrated in the San Marco Square, with people dancing and feasting behind elaborate and exotic masks which is where this wine takes it’s name - La Maschera (the mask). Protected from the harsh northern European climate by the Alps, these cooler climes are somewhat similar to the coastal maritime regions of the Limestone Coast where the grapes for this wine were harvested.
A consistently excellent Pinot Grigio, the juice for this wine was wild fermented on full solids in old French oak where it remained on lees for 6 months to enhance the texture.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. The nose presents a mix of red apple, pear and honeysuckle scents which show good elevation out of the glass. Hints of quince and spice ensue. Concentrated pear and red apple fruits carry terrific textural volume and an almost luscious like feel. Honeysuckle, quince and spice elements linger underneath. Finishes long and full.
Drink over the next 1-2 years.
Alc. 13.5%