Great conditions and consistent weather not only make for a memorable spring, but for superstar Pinot Noir. This collection presents the fruits of some superb vintages – particularly 2017 – where slow, even ripening resulted in truly premium wines that express Pinot at its varietal best, including offerings from the Tamar Valley, Adelaide Hills, Mornington Peninsula and more.
Youthful mid-red in the glass with fragrant cherry berry lift and crushed leaf, beetroot and rhubarb notes, the Gold medal-winning Soumah Hexham Pinot Noir 2017 is clean, dry and strongly varietal with soft cherry and raspberry fruit, subtle forest floor complexity, fresh acidity, sweet vanillin oak and a long, sweetly-fruited finish. This single vineyard offering is delicious with the fresh flavours of a beetroot-cured salmon, fennel and herb salad.
Another multi-Gold medal winner, the Red Hill Estate Merricks Grove Pinot Noir 2017 from the southern climes of the Mornington Peninsula shows full Pinot charm with power and elegance in equal measure. With aromas of cranberry, cherry, white pepper, herb and black tea, its palate of red berry fruit with notes of stalk, herb and tea smoke, long and savoury tannins and quality oak gives it an earthy quality that makes it ideal with vegetable and mushroom-based dishes with a touch of spice.
Experience Pinot perfected with these top-shelf keepers, and savour what an ideal growing season can produce for only $36 a bottle.
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