Notes from Amber Ochota:
2023 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
5333 bottles produced
A strikingly floral nose of crushed petals and stems sets this liquid’s framework... garrigue and Nordic forest undergrowth taunts damson fruit, pain d’epice and subtle peaty elements into a convincing show of rusticity. The delicate sappiness holds the taut, yet compact and textural palate in a state of flux, whilst tarry red currants and slightly meaty components enfold long with a savoury egress... through the experience a medicinal quality flutters, reminiscent of billie hoke, which cannot be ignored by the further travelled
Once opened, this wine will move considerably after day one with more flamboyant adjectives that will make this tasting note seem 101 standard issue
pH – 3.57 T.A. – 5.1 Alc. – 11.9%
Clones 777:D5V12:MV6 from Scanlon and Virgara Vineyards - open top fermented in micro batches - gently hand plunged and whispered to seasoned barriques and puncheons around 60% whole bunch.
Unfined and unfiltered, no additions beside minimal so2.