2018 Estate Pinot Noir

Cellar Door
$55.00
Case
$330.00
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2018
Country
Australia
Region
Piccadilly Valley
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL
Drinking Window
2019 - 2025

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Description

The Estate Pinot Noir is sourced purely from our five preferred clones from the three hectare Ashton Hills Vineyard. The fruit is de-stemmed via a small, customised, gentle de-stemmer that keeps as many whole berries as possible. After ferment, the fruit is then basket pressed, and the wine is made without any additions until bottling. Some whole bunches are included, and the percentage varies according to the style of the vintage. The wine is then matured in a combination of old and new French barriques prior to bottling.

Nose

Generous fruit is expressed as liqueur cherry with hints of strawberry and wild raspberry. There’s a whiff of sweet spices, white pepper, tomato leaf, roasted meat and thyme. Grilled mushrooms and a hint of toasted oak contribute to the aromatic richness.

Mouth

Ripe and succulent red fruits are balanced by fine cedar, undergrowth and earthy notes. There is a freshness throughout that provides balance to the remarkably plush and seductive mouthfeel.

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Professional Reviews

“50% Martini clones, 20% each D5V12 and 777, and 10% MV6, fermented with 30%
whole bunches and matured in French oak for 10 months. The similarities to the
Reserve are greater than the differences. This is elegant and very long, the whole
bunch adding a savoury twist. Red fruits lead, purity follows.”

James Halliday
The Australian - Professional

95

“Bright, medium to deep red/purple colour. Attractive toasty, smoky oak touches;
complex spicy fruit as well as red and darker fruit notes. It’s quite rich and fleshy in
the mouth, with good concentration and very long-lasting flavour. The tannins are
very fine and soft. (A tiny percentage of new oak; most barrels handed down from
the Reserve.)”

Huon Hooke
The Real Review - Professional

93

“This is a hit of the vintage, delivering an impression of freshness with great
depth and drive. The nose has an assertive array of fresh red cherries and berries
with lightly webbed spice and a blueberry note. The palate has abundant fleshy,
sweet and rich red-fruit flavors with length and weight at the finish. Balanced and
satisfying pinot. Drink now to 2026. Screw cap.”

Nick Stock
JamesSuckling.com - Professional

93

“Pick me, pick me!” There’s no ignoring the nose on this perfumed pinot. There’s
dark chocolate Cherry Ripe going on in the glass, bright red berries interlaced with
spice and gentle waves of tannins across the tongue. Balanced as the legendary
Australian tightrope walker Con Colleano and a crowd pleaser on all fronts. Try
balancing this beauty on a cheese platter with the sun on your noggin at the
beautiful cellar door.”

Katie Spain
The Advertiser - Professional

4.5


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