Mt Lofty Vineyard Old Pump Shed Pinot Noir / 2016 / 750mL
Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Red wine

Tasting Notes:

Deep crimson in colour with a perfumed bouquet of strawberry & herbs, rich and savoury with hints of rhubarb & dark cherry, firm balanced tannins and the masterful use of French oak (20% new) add to the complexity providing a wine that will reward patient cellaring.

Mt Lofty Ranges Vineyard – estate grown, single vineyard

Location:

Lenswood – a sub region of the Adelaide Hills Wine Region – the vineyard is 550 metres above sea level, 20km due east of Adelaide – the Pinot Noir block faces north.

Climate:

The region is classed as cool climate with the undulating and steep sloping terrain around Lenswood minimizing frost risk.  The altitude & protected site also reduces the chance of a heat wave during summer. 

Soils:

The soil is predominately sandy, clay loam with a rock base of quartz, sandstone and ironstone with the steep slopes providing excellent drainage as well as reducing the risk of frost.

Trellis Style:

Vertical Shoot Positioning VSP and with 0.9 metre vine spacing and 2.5 metre wide rows

Vine Age:

Low yielding vines first planted in 1994

Technical Details:

METHOD                                 Hand cane pruned & hand picked

HARVEST  DATE                      25th February 2016

ALCOHOL                                13.5%

BOTTLING DATE                     8th February 2017