The Velvet Fog Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2017

This Heirloom Vineyards Pinot Noir was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard 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 Heirloom Vineyards Pinot Noir was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard 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.

Pinot Noir can be a simple sip or a symphony of the senses, a moment of pleasure or an eternity of contemplation. Only the poet can know, so stop thinking and surrender.

The colour is pale ruby red complete with a nourishing murkiness belying its unfiltered and unfined state. The aroma has lift! Dusty and savoury aromaticity with primary fruit dominating: black cherry, cranberry, raspberry; and then lavender, herbs, dried flowers and rhubarb from whole bunch and stem open fermentation.

Fresh, clean and long berry flavours leap to the fore, then savoury flavours of briar and rhubarb dry out the middle palate; tannins wade in gently before a back palate reveals a core of keen red fruits. The after taste lingers long and ripe red berries set sail into the distance.

This is a pinot that almost needs a clutch, so many gear changes does it go through at each new smell or sip. There’s a new aspect of its personality on display each time, which is why anything covered with Sauce Gribiche suits it well: white meats or strong root or green vegetables.

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Awards

  • Sommelier International Wine Challenge 2018 – Gold Medal 91 Points
  • AWC Vienna International Wine Competition 2018 – Silver Medal 
  • Cathay Pacific International Wine and Spirit Competition (Hong Kong) 2019 - Silver Medal
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