2019 Heirloom Vineyards Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Vineyard: Cutting edge viticulture teamed with exceptional wine making has delivered a superb wine from the South Australian Adelaide Hills region. The vineyard is constantly monitored and managed to deliver premium grapes.

Season: A challenging season to say the least with fruit production reduced by 20 to 50% due to a range of factors; wind effecting flowers and berry set and irregular rainfall. The spring growing season began well with good rains wetting the soil profile for a successful bud burst and positive sign of plenty of fruit bunches. The growing season was generally cool with a few extreme heatwaves to contend with in January-February. 2019 turned out to provide high quality wine grapes, with concentrated fruit in limited supply.

Wine making: Hand picked vines were carefully sorted before basket pressing. New French oak barrels.

Appearance: Bright brick red.

Aroma/Bouquet: Lively plums with dawns forest berries. Black pepper and tea with black cherry, black currant and violets.

Palate: This red wine is savoury to the core. It's flavorsome, hearty with depth and a myriad of flavours and textures. A strong and fresh berry compote with umami, graphite and meatiness. 

Food Pairing: Cheese plates, Chinese spiced duck, Saffron and brandy squid just to name a few.

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.44

Acidity: 6.4 g/L

Residual Sugar: 0.3 g/L

Production: NA

Cellar potential: Now - 8+ years

Winemaker: Elena Brooks, BSc (Oenology) Adelaide, Rosie Signer

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