2018 PINOT MEUNIER
This Adelaide Hills expression of Pinot Meunier displays classic lifted cherry
fruits and savory spice, early picking keeps this wine vibrant and fresh whilst
showing softness with juicy strawberry fruits and supportive sappy fine
tannins from careful stalk management.
A selection from vineyards in the high altitude Piccadilly Valley from Uraidla,
here the vineyards have a North West aspect giving plenty of sunshine
required to express this intriguing grape varietal to it’s full potential. These
vines stand at 525m taking a few degrees edge off the summer heat with
very cool night temperatures, retaining beautiful natural acidity.
On the Western ridges of Oakbank with an elevation of 400m, ripening
much earlier than the Piccadilly Valley and shows much more aromatic
vibrant bright red cherry fruits, overall a much finer delicate style of Pinot
This wine is made to best express both the unique characters of Pinot
Meunier and of the Adelaide Hills, using a more hands off winemaking
approach with more traditional techniques. Including a high proportion of
whole bunches, natural fermentation from indigenous yeast, no acidification
and bottling without any fining or filtration. The wine is matured in older
French oak for a short period to best express the fruit.
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