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.
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