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Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir is known to be a fickle and difficult grape, in both growing and winemaking. However the variety is well-suited to the cool slopes and ancient soils of the Adelaide Hills

Vintage 2011 will be remembered for challenging growing conditions yet ideal ripening conditions for cool climate grapes. Budburst was early in 2010, as early as August in some vineyards. Rainfall tracked above average in both winter and spring for the first time in years which led to excellent canopy growth and bunch development. The ripening period was then dry, with mild temperatures and importantly cool nights. These ideal conditions resulted in early flavour development which allowed us to harvest the fruit at optimal ripeness with excellent natural acid. It also allowed for the development of powerful varietal flavours across all varieties.

Tasting notes
Press and Awards

Vintage 2013 – Silver – Oaked £10-20
2014 The Global Pinot Noir Masters

Goes well with

Perfect with mushrooms, tuna or sheep’s milk cheese and the traditional match of duck.

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