Vibrant cherry, strawberry and perfumed musk, Chinese 5 spice and a touch of vanilla. A delicious combination of fruit and savoury characters. Sour cherry, fresh cut rhubarb and a hint of earthiness. Finishing with delightfully soft tannins.
2023 Howard Vineyard Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir: The worlds most popular light-bodied red. Pinot Noir is traditionally well suited to cool climate wine regions, making Pinot Noir and the Adelaide Hills the perfect match. When enjoyed young, Pinot Noir tends to show characters of red fruits, cherries and cooked rhubarb. As the variety ages it has the potential to show earthy, truffle and mushroom characters.
Viticulture: Beautiful Valley Vineyard, Charleston. Elevation and Aspect, 450-500 AMSL with gentle slopes (5-12%) generally facing the east.
Winemaking: Clones are separately hand picked, 25% whole bunch ferments in small 2t batches. Hand plunged twice per day with pump overs, ensuring maximum oxygen for healthy yeast and soft pick up of colour and tannin. Aged in 100% French oak 500L barrels for 6 months.
Enjoy our 2023 Howard Vineyard Pinot Noir with Tea-smoked duck breast, confit duck spring roll and spiced plum sauce.