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.
The colour is of course, no indication of condition, being a Pinot Noir, but vibrant translucent ruby red with bright see through tinges. A striking and intriguing colour.
The aroma is suggestive of ripening cherries, and like a perfume made from ripening summer pudding fruits; raspberries, boysenberries, red-currants and even a hint of mint and mossy forest floor but overall this wine redolent with ripening plums and black cherry smells and the merest hint of enticing cedar and spice. An extraordinary range of aromatics like waves crashing on a beach.
The palate is initially intense sweet fruit of cherries and ripe raspberries, plums and then some black cherries.This is balanced by a tangy acidity, like a summer pudding with some fresh cream and spice from the French Oak and an almost chalk-like tannin structure. A real nod to Burgundy.
An extraordinary Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills, from Heirloom clones of course, of whole bunches (stems and all) open fermented basket pressed, unfiltered, unfined and hand-bottled from a single site of free draining quartz laden north-facing vines that cannot be poached by describing their location on this note. We think this wine will cellar well but is so delicious now any argument for delayed gratification is almost academic.
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows robust colour depth, and is driven by fresh aromas of black currant and liquorice.
The elegant aromas marry beautifully with sweet liquorice and dark chocolate flavours.
2016 Royal Queensland Wine Show
2016 Sydney Royal Wine Show
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show
The calibre of this multi-award winning wine is immediately apparent by the lovely dense purple colour. Abundant fleshy fruit characters of mulberry and stewed plums fill the mouth whilst subtle oak tannins add length to the palate. This wine shows true characteristics of Merlot; it is soft round and elegant and will enhance any dining experience.
2015 Rutherglen Wine Show
2015 National Cool Climate Wine Show
2016 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2015 Australian Boutique Wine Makers Show
2015 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2015 Winewise Small Vignerons awards
2015 Cairns Wine Awards
2015 Royal Perth Wine Show
2016 Cairns Wine Show
A rich purple colour, with aromas of classic dark fruits, leading into a palate of black current, ripe cherries and a hint of spice.
A well rounded medium bodied wine, with nicely balanced tannins and a lingering finish.
This wine is made from select parcels of fruit from blocks four, five and six. Picked slightly earlier than average, the Cabernet Sauvignon had a Baume of 14.3, and the Merlot 14.7.
The wine has been aged for twelve months in a combination of French and Russian barriques.
This wine can be enjoyed now and will continue to develop in the bottle for many years.
2017 Limestone Coast Wine Show
2017 Cairns Wine Show Awards
2017 International Cool Climate Wine Show
2017 National Cool Climate Wine Show