Chain of Ponds `Section 400` Pinot Noir 2018 (12 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $20

$18.99 per Bottle
$227.88 per case

Overview

The Adelaide Hills Wine Region is fast becoming one of the leading wine regions in Australia for producing high quality Pinot Noir. This wine is true to character and style and is constantly being lauded as great value for money. On the palate there are juicy cherry and blueberry fruits, with slight stalky and plum flavours. These are all integrated well with good savoury flavours and spice, and the palate is supported by subtle spice and a hint of oak. The well-rounded medium-bodied palate with strong fine velvety tannins and good acid produce a very enjoyable wine suitable for many duck and lighter red meat dishes.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

Deep cherry red with a light garnet hue.

BOUQUET

Intensely complex nose with plums entwined with spice and the earthiness of beetroot while having fresh fruit lift of dark cherry and rhubarb. A touch of fennel and dried herbs helps give a lift and balance to sweeter fruits.

PALATE

On the palate there is generous fruit weight displaying cherry, satsuma plum and blackberry fruits. This is integrated with beetroot, rhubarb and lifted spices. Full bodied with firm, slightly textural but velvety tannins and balanced acidity, great fruit length with good savouriness.

CELLARING

2-7 years.

MATCH

Wood Fired Diavola Pizza

Vintage
2018
Region
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The Place

The ‘Chain of Ponds’ initially described a creek which ran all the way from beyond Kersbrook to its confluence with the River Torrens near Prairie in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The area was dotted at regular intervals with small ponds, having no visible connection above the ground but never drying up even in the driest, hottest summers. Much of the chain of water holes known as the Chain of Ponds vanished under the waters of the Millbrook Reservoir in 1918.

Viticulture

The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills Wine region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988.  The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Barbera.

Winemaker - Greg Clark

Chain of Ponds winemaker Greg Clack was awarded a winemaking degree at Adelaide University in 2003 and had extensive winemaking experience, working at wineries in the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale before joining Chain of Ponds in 2005. Greg initially working under our founding winemaker Neville Falkenberg, learning some of the secrets to producing elegant, cool climate wines. But in 2007 Neville moved on to other pastures leaving the gate open for Greg to step up and continue Chain of Pond’s drive to produce world class wines.  In 2008 Greg was a finalist in the Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Throughout his career Greg has earned the respect of his peers for his hard work and attention to quality and has achieved many awards for his wines. He has meticulous attention to detail and is absolutely focused on quality both in the vineyards and in the winery . . . we are sure that his best wines are still to be made!

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