Pinot Noir

Rivers Edge Pinot Noir 2014

There is nothing like an early harvest to catch a winemaker off guard. While close followers of grapevine phenolics probably saw it coming, our “Raiders of the Lost Ark” approach saw us scrambling when the earliest harvest on record began on the 19th of March. What does this mean for wine quality? Well, a benign start to the season with high winds and a notable absence of frosts enabled the vines to get off to a flying start and set a better than average crop.

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Home Block Pinot Noir 2013

2013 was described by a winemaker friend as a “Goldilocks” season – not too hot, not too cold; not too dry and not too wet…. Just right! Such conditions have imbued the Pinot Noir with an incredible sense of balance, harmony and togetherness. After just 3 months in the bottle this is not the kind of teenager who wears his cap backwards and hangs around in the town square after dark – this is the well-adjusted lad who will be found handing round the guacamole at his parent’s 20th wedding anniversary.

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Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

It was legendary filmmaker Walt Disney who famously said: “Think; Believe; Dream; Dare.” This was precisely our mindset when we conceived the Reserve Pinot Noir label back in 2013. Made in only the finest of years, we mentor our best blocks and batches with exhaustive viticulture and respectful winemaking then dare to dream of the emergence of a few barrels of wine which truly personifies our soils, our vines and our passion. In 2015 we were rewarded once again, with a blend of 45% Clone 115, 35% Clone 114 and 15% Abel, from our oldest vines.

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