Our earlier-picked, red-fruited Pinot Noir, produced to be aromatic and pretty with soft, elegant tannins and minimal impact from new oak. We aim for this wine to be multi-layered and approachable whilst young, with an emphasis on primary fruit, juicy acidity and freshness. Underneath though, this wine is serious at heart and will evolve with age into a darker, broodier Pinot.
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Colour: Ruby red colour
Nose: Red fruits and berries. Think of raspberries, pomegranates, red lapin cherries. Some rhubarb too. A touch of whole-bunch character gives some fennel-like herbaceousness and a jasmine-tea character. A hint of sweet spice. Cinnamon and clove.
Palate: On the palate it’s all red fruits up front. Bright, juicy and elegant. The fresh acid line carries the fruit through to the finish. There’s a textural, chewy, element to the mid palate with soft, round tannins and a hint of charcuterie. More secondary/savoury flavours emerge towards the end, as does the gentle oak influence – with slight vanillin notes.
“Picked from two separate sites at 950m elevation; 15% whole bunches, 10 months in French barriques. Red cherries, pomegranate, sumac and dried rhubarb. Achieves the vibrancy it set out to accomplish but has picked up some tobacco, leather and autumn leaves along the way. Tannins support a well-gathered set of aromatics and a long lengthy palate with a touch of ferrous herbs.”
Shanteh Wale – Halliday Wine Companion