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2018 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

VINTAGE

2018

REGION

Adelaide Hills

GRAPE VARIETY 

Pinot Noir

VINEYARD

This vineyard lies in the heart of the Adelaide Hills on Wenzel Rd just south-east of Oakbank. David and Sue Cherry (nee O’Leary) planted the MV6 Clone of Pinot Noir in 1990. The soil profile is brown loam with limestone and slate schist, contributing to good drainage and moderate vigour. The elevation of this cool climate region consistently offers a natural balanced acidity to this single vineyard wine. 

VINIFICATION 

The fruit is handpicked and de-stemmed into two tonne open fermenters. The must is chilled to 5°C and cold soaked. Once it has naturally warmed up, spontaneous fermentation commences using the natural flora sourced from the vineyard. The ferment is hand plunged four times daily to optimise colour and tannin extraction, whilst also aiding temperature management of the cap. Post-ferment, the wine spends three weeks on skins, further enhancing colour and flavour. It is then gently pressed and racked into new and seasoned Siruge and Dargaud et Jaegle French oak barrels for 8-12 months. We aim to preserve all of the natural flavours of this noble variety; hence it is not filtered prior to bottle.

 

TECHNICAL DETAILS

pH 3.40 TA 6.85 g\L ALC 14.5%

WINEMAKERS

Nick Walker, David O'Leary

COLOUR

Bright red with purple hues

BOUQUET

Dark cherry plum spice with hints of gamey notes.

PALATE

Juicy palate with fine dusty tannins. Dark fruits, supple and tight texture.

FOOD MATCH

Crispy Duck with Asian Greens.

CELLARING POTENTIAL 

Drink now or be rewarded by carefully cellaring, 3 - 5 years.

 

 

$35.00
 AUD

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