2016 Estate Pinot Noir

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$50.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2016
Country
Australia
Region
Adelaide Hills
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2017 - 2027

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Awards

Title
Gold Medal
Year
2017
Event
Adelaide Hills Wine Show
Description

The 2016 growing season in the Adelaide Hills started early and was over in a flash. A warm spring resulted in great flavour development and early flowering, with stronger than average yields hand-thinned to maximise fruit flavour and concentration. The 2016 Estate Pinot Noir is sourced from the Ashton Hills estate, and made from four clones: 57% from D5V12, 23% from Martini, 13% from 777 and 7% from MV6. Grapes were handpicked, keeping individual clones seperate in small open fermenters. Some whole bunch fruit was added to ferments, enhancing aromatics and structural complexity. Fermentation was initiated by indigenous yeast (wild ferment). Each clonal parcel was basket pressed and filled to seasoned French oak barrels with full solids. All barrels were kept on lees to build palate, body and complexity and racked off lees just prior to bottling, without filtration. Drink now or cellar for 5 - 10 years for further complexity.

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The nose here is characterized by boysenberries, fresh raspberries and rose petals. Medium to full body, fluid yet sturdy tannins, good acidity and a fresh finish. A nice Chinese herbal streak to this. Holds long. Drink now.

Nick Stock
JamesSuckling.com - Professional

92

Not for nothing are his Pinots known as the ‘Burgundies of the Adelaide Hills’: this wine, from four clones, is basket pressed and wild-yeast fermented before spending time in 20% new oak barrels and neutral hogsheads. It has amazing purity of rich fruit, showing aromas and flavours of ripe cherry and strawberry, exotic spices and autumn leaves. It’s savoury and silky with firm structure and bright acidity. Superb!

Tina Gellie
Decanter Magazine - Professional
www.decanter.com

94


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