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Alcazar Castle Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2020

This Heirloom Vineyards Alcazar Castle Pinot Noir was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard in Charleston 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, 50% whole bunch and stored in well seasoned and 50% first use French oak barriques from bespoke coopers for 9 months. This wine is a barrel selection of the very best.

This is a tightly layered wine: soft but ever-present tannins are long and they support deftly a stunning and complex facade of pure pinot primary flavours: from black berry fruits to cherry and wild strawberries, herbs, and lavender. The full drama of an acid afterglow takes over the back-palate, stretching out the herbal and savoury after-palate. Fathomless pools of Time’s first pinot noir fruit flavour hide below. A wine with a tiger waiting at the gate...

This wine is suitable for vegans.

Pair the Alcazar Castle Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir with Gavin Sutherland's Duck and Rhubarb Beet Ketchup.  Find the recipe here.

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Awards

  • China Wine & Spirits Awards 2021 - Gold Medal
  • Halliday Wine Companion 2022, Tyson Stelzer - 93 Points

"Classy primary fruit is well elevated by whole-bunch fermentation.  Bright red cherries and berries dance amid rows of red roses.  Fine tannins and vibrant acidity show impeccable, effortless integration, unexpected for such youth.  This is a lot to pay for a young drink-now pinot, but it delivers the fruit integrity and sensitivity of touch to meet the brief"

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