Lineage

2018 'Lineage' Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio

The Seabrook family has been entrenched in the Australian wine industry for generations, and our ‘Lineage’ range pays homage to this unbroken line of Seabrook’s – connecting our bloodline from the past, the present, and the future.

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The 2017 Adelaide Hills Pinot Grigio has lovely aromas of fresh-cut pears and peaches accented by soft citrus blossom notes. The palate is bursting with juicy nashi pear, honeydew melon and lemon sherbet flavours beautifully balanced with bright crunchy acidity.

Below-average winter rainfall, followed by a warm and dry spring, provided the perfect stage for a great vintage. A hot dry December and then cooler temperatures in the new year with rainfall around veraison in late January/early February. This brought relief to our early-ripening varieties that were beginning to show signs of stress and rapid ripening. The result was excellent conditions for natural acid retention and clean fruit. This was followed by further rainfall in early March, which eased the stress on the late-ripening varieties, allowing them to mature towards a predicted earlier harvest due to an early Easter. Overall harvest, was characterised by average yields but very high quality.

The Pinot Grigio is grown on a single vineyard site in the Gumeracha region of the Adelaide Hills. Being the more northern part of the Hills, temperatures are mildly warmer. The vines are planted in shallow loam over rock and granular soils. The vine age is near 20 years and they are spur pruned on single cordon arm. The aspect is fairly flat and even although surrounded by hills. In drier years this vineyard gets severely frosted.

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