2020 Smithbrook Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
Vendor Smithbrook

2020 Smithbrook Single Vineyard Pinot Noir

2 reviews
Regular price: $25.00
Club price: $22.50
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Tasting Notes

Colour

Bright red with medium intensity.

Aroma

This aromatically charged Pinot leaps from the glass displaying dark cherry, wild strawberry with underlying earthy savoury notes. The technique of whole bunch fermentation adds a gamey, stalky, complexity to the aroma.

Palate

The palate is medium-weighted with bright, jubey red fruits. These complex flavours are enhanced by a crisp zippy acid backbone, which promotes freshness.

Cellaring

Cellar for 3–5 years.

Technical


vintage

The growing season leading up to the 2020 vintage was quite typical. Slightly lower than average rainfall; however, adequate to all dams and the soil profile in readiness for the spring growth stage. Spring weather conditions were dry and mild, perfect for balanced vine canopies. During the critical ripening stages, Pemberton once again had mild temperate days with cool nights. Cooler conditions promote vibrant flavoured whites, and the reds were picked just in time before the onset of the winter rains.

winemaking

The fruit was handpicked and sorted, then destemmed to an open fermenter, including 20% whole bunches for complexity and texture. Following a short cold soak, before ferment kicking off, the wine was tasted daily and plunged as required for 14 days then matured for eight months in new (25%) and one-year-old French barriques.

Region

Pemberton 

Variety

Pinot Noir

Analysis

  • Alcohol: 13%

Reviews

Halliday wine companion 2022

20% whole bunches. The Pemberton character comes through on the finish, in the form of cherry bramble, strawberry, black-olive tapenade and white spice. Working backwards, the palate is fine, spicy and laden with cherries and strawberries. This is pretty, delicate and quite delicious.

92 Points 92

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16/07/2021
B
Ben
Australia Australia
Great Value Pinot

Finding a great pinot under $30 is always are hard task, but this has become one of my favs! Something I always find myself reaching for during the week

16/07/2021
B
Ben
Great Value Pinot

Finding a great pinot under $30 is always are hard task, but this has become one of my favs! Something I always find myself reaching for during the week

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