Pinot Noir Reserve – Half Tonne 2014

$50.00 inc GST

The yield was only half a tonne to the acre for this deliciously juicy pinot. Lychee, cherry and a hint of autumn leaves on the nose, raspberry and plum on the palate with a touch of spice. A nicely balanced palate with good length and a soft tannin finish.

Description

The cool maritime climate of Mt. Compass on the Fleurieu Peninsula and the glacial sands over limestone provide an ideal terroir for Pinot Noir. In 2014 however, the elements were against us: it was windy at flowering, we had a terrible fruit set, resulting in a yield of only half a tonne to the acre. The result? Premium quality fruit! Carefully tended and handpicked, followed by delicate wine making, this pinot noir is a very special wine indeed.

Lychee, cherry and a hint of autumn leaves on the nose, raspberry and plum on the palate with a touch of spice. A nicely balanced palate with good length and a soft tannin finish.

Enjoy with highly flavoured Mediterranean dishes such as pizza and pasta but also matches grilled meaty fish such as salmon & tuna and is perfect with roast duck.

Vintage Report

Grown on a vertically shoot positioned trellis with a north-west aspect, 300m above sea level in glacial sands over ironstone. Hand picked March 2012 at 13.4 baumé.

Winemaking

Basket pressed and matured in French oak barriques for 18 months by James Hastwell.

This wine will develop complexity with age. Drink now, or cellar for up to ten years.

Analysis:

Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13.4%

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