- Winemaker Kevin Bell considers 2018 the best vintage yet for the Estate release
- A 'feminine', elegant style of Pinot Noir in 2018
- A blend of the three sites: Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond
A blend of Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond, the grapes were harvested by hand and fermented with indigenous yeast spending twenty months in barrel (one quarter new).
A brilliant mid-garnet colour leads to a complex and evocative bouquet of raspberries and red cherries nuanced with cooked meat and cake spice. Intense red and black cherries and red currents burst in the supple, mouth-filling palate and linger in a long aftertaste. Fresh acidity, a creamy mouthfeel and ultra-fine tannins contribute to a pure, finely balanced wine of medium weight, considerable complexity and strong varietal typicity. Not quite as well-focused and precise as the single vineyard wines, this is nonetheless way above entry level standard.
Drink now to 2027.