In colour this is medium ruby, lighter around the rim. The bouquet consists of fresh strawberry and dark cherry fruits with some earthy, forest floor notes underlying. The palate is elegant, with depth and soft tannins making for very easy drinking. There's some charred oak flavour on the finish, which is long and smooth.
Awards and Accolades
2015 Vintage: 91 Points - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front "Light, fresh, pure, frisky, red fruited with a little spice, fine soft emery tannin, clean long finish. Delightful. Drink young. Need you know more?"
2015 Vintage: Wine of the Week - Winsor Dobbin "Is this the best-value young pinot noir in Australia? You'd be hard-pressed to find many that are better. From the Adelaide Hills, where cool-climate varieties like pinot flourish, this is a bright and vibrant young wine. It's a bit of a show off with some "look at me" tendencies but quality fruit that's been given a short stint in French oak has resulted in a wine where the youthful vigour is also charming. It's fresh and easy-to-drink with bright berry flavours and softish tannins. Don't bother cellaring this one. Drink now. Enjoy."
From the Winery
The Joyce family, as fifth generation horticulturists, and the Pike family, who are long established in winemaking and viticulture, brought this vision to life in the development of 25 hectares of land at Lenswood, commencing in 1998.
The cool climate, the gravelly loam soil, the sloping land and its lofty elevated position (the vineyards being some of the highest in the Adelaide Hills) provide the terroir for the production of the highest quality cool climate wine grapes. Accordingly the wines produced have a distinctive and sub regional character.
The Joyce family has owned and managed orchards for over five generations, and as such, the vines are cared for in a very traditional sense, hand pruned and hand picked. This ensures the finest grapes are produced, before being transported for vinification at the Pike’s long established and highly awarded, Clare Valley Winery.
The Pike Family have long been a part of viticulture with Andrew and Neil Pike working together within their respective fields, to ensure a perfect balance of winemaking philosophy. Traditional old-world techniques combined with modern Australian winemaking to produce a style reflecting both the variety and region and of course the season.
Don't Pay: $25.00
WBW Rating: 92/100
Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Winemaker: Neil Pike
Drink now until: 2023
Alc/Vol: 13.5 %
*Free delivery Australia-wide for 12+ 750ml bottles of wine.
Wine Box Warehouse ABN 18123750642. Liquor Licence No. 36120654 / 36104331
WARNING under the liquor control reform act 1998 It is an offence - to sell alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $7,000) -
for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500)