Freeman Hilltops Fortuna Pinot Grigio 2013
Brian Freeman owns extensive plantings of Italian varieties in the Hilltops region. In Fortuna he creates a broadly Italian style white – with savour and tartness – by co-fermenting five varieties: the mainstream pinot grigio, riesling and sauvignon blanc, and the lesser-known aleatico. He later adds barrel–fermented chardonnay to ‘round out the palate weight of this unique blend’. At five years’ age, this is one of the best pinot grigios on the market. It’s teasingly tart, delicious and savoury, with a sensuous bite of tannin in the bone-dry finish.