Adelaide Hills – 3,800 bottles produced
As has been the case for 25 years, this is a single site Pinot Noir from the same south facing (cool) sandstone-based vineyard behind Summertown, just 15 minutes from Adelaide.
The 2017 Grosset Pinot Noir has more exuberant aromatics with bright mulberry and redcurrant complemented by floral notes. It is fresh and vibrant, wonderfully approachable with pure red cherry fruit flavours made more complex by a touch of briar. It is silky smooth and flows seamlessly through to a long finish.
Ageing potential: Enjoy now or up to 7 years
Site: Single vineyard, Piccadilly Valley, Adelaide Hills; coolest grape growing sub-region in South Australia. South facing site
Soil: Predominantly mottled yellow clays that are course grained; quartz rich soil over sandstone
Clones: D5V12 /D4V2 planted 1982
Yield: Very low yielding – 1 bottle per vine
Canopy: Low (D5V12) to very low (D4V2) vigour. Vertically trained
Fruit: Small to medium sized berries and bunches. Dark red colour
Harvest date: Hand harvested 12th April 2017
Fermentation: Two ferments, one whole bunch fermented and foot plunged, 10 months in French oak (60% new). 9 months in bottle
Fruit Flavours: Mulberry, black cherry, redcurrant
Profile: Lively, complex; fine, gentle lingering tannins
Fining: Nil – suitable for vegans and vegetarians
Release Date: October 1st 2018Continue reading →