2012 Alta Vineyards Pinot Grigio

"Confusion can often result from wine drinkers regarding the stylistic differences between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris. To put it simply, Grigio¹s are based on a Northern Italian style of winemaking where by the grapes are picked earlier and do not see any oak resulting in an aromatic wine with zest and structure. Pinot Gris originated in France and tend to have an oak and/or lees influence with a grey or pink hue. The 2012 Alta Pinot Grigio is true to its intended Italian heritage.

Summer loving in a bottle! Fresh lime and fleshy red pear zing with intensity across the length of the palate whilst exotic spices tango on your tongue. The freshness of the wine leaves your palate clean and salivating for more.

Pair with spicy green chicken curry."

Sarah Fletcher, Winemaker

Download the 2013 Pinot Grigio Tasting Note - PDF


Class 26, Royal Sydney Wine Show 2012 - PDF 1MB

2nd in Category, Class 13, Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2011 - PDF 1MB

Kerry Skinner
Fletcher continues to turn out high quality wine under the Alta label, inc this Pinot Grigio. It¹s a lovely cool climate white, aromatic and vibrant with citrus and pear fruit flavours, a dash of spice, lively acidity and a crisp finish. Drink with seafood.
Ballarat Courier, 19th January 2012 - PDF 1MB

Max Crus - 8.8/10
Maybe it¹s an Italian thing but give me Grigio any day over Gris and give me this any day too.
Northern Star, 10th December 2011 - PDF 1MB

Peter Muscet - 92 points
Australian Wine Showcase Magazine, 20th Feb 2012 - PDF 1MB

Jeni Port
A fine textured Grigio from the Adelaide Hills with subtlety and finesse, the Alta 2011 Pinot Grigio represents all that is good about this emerging Aussie style, crisp, appley and unassuming.
The Age, 28th November 2011 - PDF 1MB

90 points - James Halliday
James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2014 Edition

Download Alta 2008/2007 Pinot Grigio reviews

Tasting Notes of our previous vintages

Download Alta 2012 Pinot Grigio Tasting Note

Download Alta 2011 Pinot Grigio tasting note

Download Alta 2009 Pinot Grigio tasting note

Download Alta 2008 Pinot Grigio tasting note

Download Alta 2007 Pinot Grigio tasting note