Foxtrot Pinot Noir Reserve 2016
Halliday Wine Companion - Tessera Wines rates 4 stars with our wines scoring up to 93 points! Riding on the tail of this success we are thrilled to present to you our Foxtrot Pinot Noir Reserve 2016. Only 180 cases produced and described by Halliday as "offering good insight into the carnal complexities of Pinot" and 'delicious' We are so thrilled to be able to offer this very limited release and 'one-time' pricing.
Adelaide Hills (Kangarilla)
Hand picked fruit.
180 cases produced.
Fermented in open tanks using 10% whole bunch fruit from Kangarilla in the Adelaide Hills at an elevation of 350 metres.
Aged in new and seasoned French Hogsheads for 9 months.
Whole bunch fermentation method means that the bunches are not de-stemmed and included in the fermentation tank intact. Whole bunch fermentation is the original method of making wine before the introduction of presses. This method of fermentation makes the wine more complex, weaving in spicy and herbal flavours, adds tannin structure and smoothes out high acidity. The intact stems impart a whole range of aromatic and textural qualities that only whole bunch fermentation can offer.
The 2016 vintage began with a below average winter rainfall in the Adelaide Hills. This was followed by a warm and dry Spring, bringing enhanced flowering and fruit set.
Light Ruby Red
A heady surrender to Strawberries, Raspberries and Spice. Hints of incense and stewed cherries.
Velvety tannins. Cherry, Earthy, Dense, Forest Floor. Smooth finish. Medium Length
Drink through to 2024
After time has perfected this masterpiece by our Winemaker Phil Christiansen our Pinot Noir is a stunning balance of velvety tannings, raspberry, cherry and incense. The wine dances smoothly on the palate.