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As much as they love their McLaren Vale vineyard FATS HOLLA and SKINNY GERVANTI know from their early days in Italy that Pinot Grigio thrives in cooler climates. Sourcing Grigio from their mates in the hills, they have made a wine with a delightful balance of zesty fruit flavours and a clean finish.
We think you’ll enjoy their work. Perhaps sitting out on the patio with good friends, or as they would do it – easing back in the sofa that been on the front verandah for years.
The FAT’n SKINNY range of wine was created in the late 90’s as the H&L produce grew in volumes and in varieties. This label is based on the original Hastwell & Lightfoot label image / logo from the 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon. Some say the label represents the physical attributes of the vineyard owners. But really these fat wines at skinny prices provide a blended wine experience that is fun, playfull and not at all meant to be taken that seriously. They are ready to drink and have a range of bold flavours, rare and limited single offer blends, and a product that over delivers given the quality fruit that is typical of South Australia’s McLaren Vale region. Don’t stock one stock the whole range.
Pinot Grigio (pee-noh-GREE-joe) which is also the same variety as Pinot Gris is becoming one of Australia’s most popular varieties. Made from one variety, a member of the Pinot Noir family, this grape has two different names thanks to the two countries in which it is most commonly grown: France and Italy.
Grigio is the Italian for “grey” and in contrast to the French, Italian Grigio has made a name for being a light, crisp wine ideal for early drinking and is most famously known in the regions of Veneto and Friuli.
Gris is French for “grey” and in France it finds its home in the Alsace region. French Pinot Gris is generally known for being a rich, full-bodied white with a lovely silky texture.
Across the two styles, the common aroma and flavour descriptors include apple, pear, strawberry, honey, hay, brioche and bread.
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