After receiving such a favourable result from the recent Halliday Wine Companion I starting thinking that success should be shared least it flees so quickly. That and it would be selfish to talk about something wonderful knowing that no-one could experience it for another year or so. As such, for those who can’t wait for the release of the 2015 ‘Uley Vineyard’ Pinot Noir (and wish to see what all the fuss is about) we’ll be offering it on pour and by the bottle exclusively at the Cellar Door.
Sourced from 32 year old vines on our Uley vineyard, grapes were hand picked on March 2 at a Baumé of 12.9°, pH 3.63 and titratable acid 6.3 g/L. Initial processing (destemming) carried out by a ‘Dad’s Army’ of Lindsay and his mates Noel, Dale, Ed, John and Neville. Cold maceration for 4 days, fermentation in small open fermenters, maturation in new and used French oak barriques and bottled Feb 2, 2016. Unfined and unfiltered, alcohol 13.5%
Still young, this wine displays a fresh crimson colour with cherry and bright berry fruits along with spice, smoky and sappy characters. Fine structural tannins support the smooth and lingering palate. Should mature and improve over at least 7 to 10 years.
Be sure to come past the winery on a Saturday or Sunday and share in our success.