Earthy characters, cherry notes, nice herbal lift on the nose and silky subtle tannins giving length on the palate. This is an elegant, medium bodied style wine made to show 100% hallmarks of the Pinot Noir variety.
Selected rows from several blocks within our Lenswood vineyards are chosen for their ability to deliver intense varietal character. In addition yields per vine are kept to a minimum.
The fruit is hand-picked into small baskets and then undergoes a cold soak pre-ferment to enhance the extraction of colour and aromatics. After fermentation the skins are pressed out using our traditional basket press and then the wine aged in French oak barriques for 12 months. After this period, we blend our finest parcels and hand bottle onsite.
Located high in the Lenswood & Piccadilly districts of the Adelaide Hills, these 15-25 year old vineyards consistently produce outstanding Pinot Noir with great concentration and fruit purity. Multiple blocks with differing aspects were carefully managed to provide different blending components.
Fermentation: small open fermenters, partial wild yeast
Pressing: basket pressed into French barriques
Cellar: 7-10 years
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