This Reserve Pinot Noir is a medium-bodied wine offering sweet cherry, strawberry and rhubarb characters, balanced by mild oak tannins, leading to a lingering and well-structured finish.
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Soft, perfumed, spicy nose with a savoury suggestion, and a firm, creamy, strawberry palate with good acid balance. 3 1/2 Stars - Winestate Magazine (MAY/JUNE 2011)
Winery Tasting Notes
Mid depth ruby red
Elegant, perfumed regional characteristics of black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, with complex savoury spice and aromatic herbal notes, nicely complemented by a background of subtle oak.
Vibrant and layered, with complex fruit flavours balanced by subtle oak characters of cinnamon spice, and fine tannins which lead to a refined, lingering finish.
Drink now, but will reward careful cellaring up to 5 years.
An ideal accompaniment to roast duck or mushroom ragù with polenta.
Some parcels were whole-bunch fermented in small, covered bins (Carbonic Maceration) providing parcels with intense strawberry flavour, while others were processed using a more traditional approach involving de-stemming and crushing to small static fermenters to capture their distinctive gamey fruit flavours. Some parcels were fermented with indigenous yeasts to add further texture and complexity.
Extraction during fermentation on skins was monitored to ensure gentle yet thorough extraction of colour and varietal flavour, within a framework of soft, fine tannin structures. After pressing off skins, the individual parcels were kept separate during maturation in French oak hogsheads in order to preserve the character and personality of each parcel, and provide a range of blending options. A relatively low proportion of new oak (around 10%) was utilised to support complexity but not dominate the delicate layers of fruit.
Medals & Trophies
Highly Commended - Sydney International Wine Competition 2011