Chris Hill `Reserve` Pinot Noir 2011 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills, SA.

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Overview

This Pinot Noir is packed with complex cool climate flavours that gently unfold on the tongue and finish with a velvety, sensuous embrace that lingers until the next sip. From a tough vintage this is a stand out and possibly the best I’ve ever achieved!

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The appearance is a bright crimson, cherry red with subtle hints of earthy brick red.

Aroma

The bouquet opens with ripe strawberries dipped in chocolate, followed by cedar wood, exotic earthy spices and smoked meats. It’s rich and enticing with a sophisticated edge.

Palate

The palate is surprisingly full bodied after the initial burst of ripe strawberry fruit. The savoury flavours of oak and smoked meats add weight and dimension from the middle right through to the long, smooth finish. In typical cool climate Pinot Noir style it has a silky smooth aftertaste.

Food Matching

Pinot Noir is my all time favourite variety and I love to serve this wine with my secret recipe Duck and mushroom risotto with truffle oil and shaved parmesan. Its savoury characters are ideal with robust full flavoured dishes.

Cellaring Potential

Pinot Noir has extraordinary cellaring potential, this wine will continue to develop for over 10 years, constantly evolving and offering a new surprise every time you open a bottle. Screw cap closure will keep it in perfect condition for years beyond.

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

My first winemaking experience was harvesting grapes in the Barossa Valley during vintage 1981. Long hot days were spent hand picking bunches of sweet, sticky Riesling, Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and a host of other nearly forgotten varieties. At the end of each day after the last bins were tipped into the crusher, we’d meet at the weighbridge with Peter Lehmann for a bottomless glass of robust Shiraz and an inspired conversation about the new wines and vintage developments.

After three decades my day still ends with a nice glass or two of Shiraz or maybe Chardonnay but a lot has changed over that time. From a humble cellar hand plunging skins in open concrete fermenters during the 1980’s, to debating the appropriate cooperage for Hunter Shiraz with Len Evans in the 1990’s to the corporate boardrooms of giant multinationals in the 2000’s, I’m now back to making wine as an independent negociant.

Based in the heart of McLaren Vale, I’m surrounded by wonderful old vineyards and dozens of modern wineries run by talented winemakers. The joy of being a negociant winemaker is the flexibility to be able to source grapes and make wine anywhere throughout Australia. The benefit is an unlimited resource of varieties, regions, styles and skills to craft individual batches of unique wines without constraints.

My goal is to create genuine, honest wines that showcase flavour, vitality and life. Good wine should be accessible to all and be enjoyed as part of a healthy, active lifestyle with fine food, close friends and plenty of fun. I have many favourites but I believe variety is the spice of life and I enjoy discovering new flavours and stretching the boundaries of traditional winemaking.

From an old favourite to something exotic, tantalizing and new, I hope you enjoy the journey through my selection of classic Australian wines.

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