Tenafeate Creek Wines Pinot Noir from Adelaide Hills is a wine that is approachable upon release, but will benefit with carefully cellaring between 4-8 years.
Medium core intensity with a bright red to pink hue.
Expressive aromas of raspberries, plums, rhubarb and spice with an underlying fragrant perfume character.
Medium-bodied with lively flavours of cranberries and strawberries, with a long finely textured finish.
Sourced from a single low yielding vineyard in Forreston, which is located in the Adelaide Hills.
Destemmed to closed fermenters, where cooling was employed throughout the fermentation between 18-25oC.
There was one pump over and one hand plunge every day to optimise flavour, colour and tannin extraction.
After 12 days of fermentation the fermented wine was then gently Basket Pressed to a settling tank for 2 days, where it was then racked to older oak barrels to undergo Malolactic fermentation.
8 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads.