Silver Medal – 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Awards
Wine making is about pioneering instincts and enjoying fine wines. Pinot Noir is not a common varietal grown in Eden Valley, but as it is a favourite varietal of ours, and our winemaker’s, we wanted to deliver an elegant Pinot from our cool climate Eden Valley vineyard. Grown at the highest point on our vineyard, at 480m above sea level, we were able to ripen our Pinot Noir grapes perfectly, so we took the opportunity to bottle them for you.
Hare hunting has been a much enjoyed pastime for our teenage Grandsons over the past couple of years. Despite their best efforts, the lads had never been able to nab one in our Pinot patch… until last year… coincidentally the year of our first release Eden Valley Pinot Noir, and they managed three!
This year they added only 1 more to the tally, so the hunt continues…
Our 2017 Pinot Noir is an excellent lighter style red wine, for wine lovers looking for elegance. Pale crimson in colour with lifted violet and cherry aromas, hints of rose and sandalwood. Delicate red fruits entice the palate, bringing a slow dance of white pepper spice that all Pinot drinkers look for. Our Pinot Noir will continue to open up, developing in structure with time in the glass. Soft tannins, shying at first, come to life, giving that perfect finishing grip that world class Pinot Noir must accomplish.