2017 Rileys of Eden Valley Pinot Noir

Barossa - Eden Valley Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Rileys Pinot Noir vineyard is situated outside the township of Eden Valley on the family estate. Pinot Noir is not normally grown in the Barossa wine region but Rileys site is higher than others and challenged by cooler than average evening temperatures, allowing a variety such as Pinot Noir to be grown.

Season: A dry start to the vintage growing season with expected cooler evenings and seasonal late frosts. A warm start to the summer season ensured a strong and healthy canopy structure, ideal for Pinot Noir grapes. Along with warm weather, rain arrived and was higher than expected throughout January and February. 

Wine making: The grapes were hand picked,  gently pressed onsite in a traditional basket press before a short time on skins to maximise colour.  New French oak barrels were used to mature the Pinot Noir.

Appearance: Light red brick with purple hue

Aroma/Bouquet: Lively aromas of strawberries and cherries, with a delicate hint of spice.

Palate: The Pinot Noir has delightful fresh berries on the immediate palate with hints of plum and black pepper.  Light to medium bodied with a soft and slightly savory finish.

Food Pairing: Chinese five spice duck, Risotto with Parmesan and garden peas or Maggie Beer's Pheasant Farm Pate with freshly baked french stick.

Other: Enjoy at room temperature or chill for 30 minutes in the warmer months.

Alcohol: 12%

pH: NA

Acidity: NA

Residual Sugar: NA

Production: 300 Cases

Cellar potential: Now - 2025

Wine consultant: Joanne Irvine

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