Next Generation: David Hook 2012 Pinot Grigio
Here is a feature wine from David Hook, one of the Hunter Valley’s Next Gen winemakers that you can catch on their 2013 Caravan of Courage tour at a location near you:
This is one of the very first 2012’s that I have tasted. And it was bottled on the 7th March (you might ask why I was so late!) In talking with David Hook, I was not surprised to discover that this is a big hit at cellar door, and everywhere else. He has been perfecting it for decades – that this is the 20th Anniversary of this wine.
David has got the balance right. There is plenty of pleasure in the juicy ripe citrus & pear, almost honeydew melon fruit with some nuttiness to round it out. Like a classic vespa, it zips across the palate with fresh drive making sure its presence is felt long after it enters, but without the broad footprint of a car.
I think that this should be a staple for your fridge. It will offer zesty refreshment even in winter when I would take it out of the fridge for a little bit before pouring & drink with a smoked salmon angel hair pasta while planning your escape from the cold. Buon appetito!
Date: 11th May 2012 Price: $18 Value: $$$$ Drink: Now Now Now – 2 years
Originally posted: 23rd May 2012 - Tasted again April 2013 and it is still looking fresh and feisty!
Read more about David and the other Next Gen winemakers here.