Pinot fruit shone the brightest in the Adelaide hills’ 2018 vintage as the long, warm March weather added extra plumpness. Soft, silky and alluring from the moment you knock the cap off this number, right down to the last drop. Expect juicy, ripe strawberries and cherries up front and plentiful. The palate is slippery and smooth and a wonderful tartness due to its natural line of acidity, providing surprising length. Speaking of length, the finish takes you along the line of dried cranberries and fresh picked rhubarb straight from the garden. Next time the sun is shining, whip up a salad of watermelon, pomegranate, feta and mint and splosh a generous amount of this pinot in a glass and enjoy the flavour sensation.
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- Adelaide Hills
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- 100% Pinot Noir
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Don't kid yourselves, the Adelaide Hills are bigger and much more diverse than they seem. It stretches over 80km from the Barossa Valley in the North to McLaren Vale in the South. The area is so variable that small pockets such as Piccadilly and Longwood can only ripen marginal such as Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, whereas other specific areas are perfect for peppery Shiraz and ballsy Cabernet. A healthy mix of experienced hands and young hipsters ensure the region stays at the cutting edge of the industry. Natural wines, and new European varieties including Nebbiolo and Gruner Veltliner are some of the more recent highlights to keep an eye out for.