Hailing from a mature, close-planted block in the Maple Ridge vineyard near Hahndorf, the fruit was handpicked, fermented in small hand batches with wild yeast, and matured in French Oak. The mostly whole-bunch ferment gives this pinot its drive – savoury, spicy, red berry flavours, and a firm acidity that will ensure this wine continues to improve over the medium term.
Grape varieties: 100 % Pinot Noir
Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
Winemaker: Darryl Catlin
Alcohol (ABV): 12.5 %
Acidity: 5.58 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0.14 g/l
Wine pH: 3.53
Oak: Approx 10% new French Oak balance old French Oak.
100% Lenswood Pinot Noir.
Kept on a mix of French and American oak for 11 months before bottling.
Clear bright ruby colour. Sour cherry and raspberry nose lifted by wet leaves and mushroom. Fresh cranberry and red cherry palate with hints of licorice and lively yet smooth tannins.
Anderson Hill O Series 2018 Shiraz has taken out the ‘Best In Show’ at the world’s largest and most influential wine competition, the Decanter World Wine Awards!
The wine is dark in colour, with lots of episcopal purple; the aromas are bright, lifted and billowing, not just cherry-fresh but with some billowing cherry blossom in there too. In the mouth, the wine is deep, round, poised and lively: an explosion of vivid fruits with a peppery finish.” – Trophy & 97 Points Decanter DWWA 2020
Lifted red cherry, plum and fig are matched with florals and baking spices as well as hints of savoury, earthy notes. The palate features red cherry and cranberry notes which are framed with lovely natural acidity and long fine tannins. A beautifully textured wine with plush, persistent length.
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5
Closure: Screw Cap
Region: Adelaide Hills