The hand picked fruit for our Pinot Noir was sourced from the Christmas Hill vineyard located in the Kuitpo region of the Adelaide Hills. After picking, the Pinot was 25% whole bunch fermented with the balance crushed and destemmed across a selection of four clones. A natural yeast fermentation proceeded over a period of two weeks before pressing and transferring to French oak barriques (Nadalie, Vallurine and Chassin) of which one third were new. Maturation was over the course of 11 months with a single racking. The wine was bottled in March 2021 unfined and unfiltered.
Mid red in colour with a hint of crimson to the hue. The nose provides elegant cherry and strawberry fruits accompanied by savoury notes and a dash of toasty oak. The light-bodied palate offers delicate forest fruits intermingled with cinnamon, dried herb and mocha accents. Best from 2023 to 2028.
Alcohol – 13.5% by volume
Residual sugar – <1.0 g/L
pH – 3.55
Sulphur Dioxide – 91 mg/L Total; 26 mg/L Free
Production – 350 dozen
Recommended to accompany Duck Carpaccio with Pomegranate, Rocket and Black Garlic.