2016 Pinot Noir

REGION:Adelaide Hills
ANALYSIS:13.5 % Alcohol
CELLAR POTENTIAL:This wine is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 4-8 years
COLOUR:Medium core intensity with a bright red to pink hue
BOUQUET:Expressive aromas of raspberries, plums, rhubarb and spice with an underlying fragrant perfume character
PALATE:Medium-bodied with lively flavours of cranberries and strawberries, with a long finely textured finish
VINEYARD & VITICULTURE:Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard in Forreston, which is located in the Adelaide Hills.
WINEMAKING:Destemmed to closed fermenters, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC. There was one pump over and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction. After 12 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
STORAGE/MATURATION:8 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads.

94 Points - James Halliday

“Youthful colour; a surprise packet, particularly given the warm vintage; it has generous red cherry/berry fruits, with a balancing thrust of faintly citrussy acidity adding to both balance and length. The aftertaste backs up all that has gone before”. – James Halliday

92 Points - Huon Hooke