This Heirloom Vineyards Pinot Noir was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard in Kersbrook whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch-by-bunch, naturally open fermented, basket-pressed and stored in well seasoned first-use French oak barriques from bespoke coopers. This wine is 50% whole bunch and is aged in 2nd and 3rd use French oak barriques from bespoke coopers for 7 months.
This wine is suitable for vegans.
I like what winemaker Eleana Brooks has done here pushing the boundaries but not out of the park. It has given this wine some real funky, almost feral personality which is a key to the greatest pinot noirs with lots of surprising twists and turns. Mid cherry red, it’s not hugely concentrated but the wine makes up for that with its beautifully fragrant style – wild strawberry, truffle and cranberry aromas intrigue before a dry and fresh palate that is more in the stalky and earthy flavour spectrum. There is also a silky and lingering finish which provides delicious drinkability and tops it off nicely.