Adelaide Hills. Hand-picked in Lenswood. North-east facing slope. 30% whole bunch. Wild fermented. Matured in French oak for 9 months, 20% new.
Pinot noir grapes were handpicked in the cool of the early morning and delivered directly to the winery. 30% whole bunch was put in the bottom of each open fermenter with the balance destemmed directly on top. The fruit was left to cold soak for 4 days after which wild ferment began spontaneously. The ferments were gently hand plunged twice daily so as to maintain as many whole berries as possible. Creating bright juicy fruit characters and firm yet silky tannin structure. The wine was matured in a mixture of new French oak Barrique and 2-4 year seasoned French oak. The barrels were tasted blind by the winemaking team selectin a portion of 20% new oak. The final blend was racked out of barrel, settled in tank and bottled without filtration or fining.
Deep crimson with purple hues. Deep and brooding. Roasted beetroot, bramble fruit and cured meats. Fine yet firm tannins provide great length on the palate. Accompanied with black cherry, truffle and dried herbs.
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