The vintage began with a warm dry spring allowing for strong growth and providing the perfect conditions for the first half of flowering. Cooler temperatures towards the end of the flowering period reduced the fruit set which lead to moderate sized yields being set for the season ahead. A near drought prevailed during the following month until rain in late January saved the growing season giving the vines a well-earned boost going into verasion. The fruit was slower to ripen this year but was able to reach physiological ripeness at a lower sugar level creating a lovely balance in acidity.
colour: Bright and lively ruby red
nose:This fruit-driven Pinot Noir is generous on the nose showing dark cherry, black doris plum, and vibrant red raspberry and cranberry aromas which gradually open to reveal subtle dried thyme notes and hints of cocoa.
palate:With a palate full of vibrant bright fruit, this wine exhibits plum, cherry and cranberry flavours, well balanced with earthy, savoury undertones with a delightful layer of chocolate.