Medium-deep ruby red.
The wine displays the varietal characteristics of summer berry, cherry and spice with an underlying hint of savoury earthiness.
Fine, ripe tannins which are delicate and well structured. The cherry and berry fruit is sumptuous and lingers on the palate and is aptly supported by the subtle French oak. The wine is medium-bodied, tightly knit and focused.
Potential to age for 5–8 years.Download Tasting Notes
The 2015 growing season in the Great Southern wine region was consistent and warm allowing for an even ripening of all varieties. The Pinot Noir was sourced from a 15-year-old single vineyard in the heart of Mount Barker where cool nights and long, warm days are preferred for developing the delicate flavours in a variety that is best suited to cooler climates.
The fruit was fermented in two separate batches. One using the traditional destemmed fruit and the other a 100% whole bunch ferment in small open fermenters. The whole bunch parcel was cold soaked for four days before being wild fermented, while the traditionally destemmed fruit was fermented with a burgundy yeast strain. Following fermentation, the wine was pressed then left on lees for a further nine months in 30% new and 70% two-year-old French oak. The two batches were then combined to create a wine that is delicate and balanced.
Great Southern 100%
Pinot Noir 100%
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