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2011 Pinot Noir 750mL

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Our Pinot noir is a beautiful garnet colour, with spice and red berry fruit aromas, which are also represented on the palate. The fine tannins are nicely balanced with the natural acidity, and a silky texture, producing an elegant wine suitable for drinking now or cellaring. It displays the typical robust characteristics of Derwent Valley gravelly limestone terroir.

The 2011 season was cooler than the previous year with average rainfall but more wet days. This growing season made it difficult to fully ripen the Pinot (picked almost a month later than usual). Consequently this wine is more European in style. It is interesting to compare with other vintages to see the seasonal effect on the wine.

Our Pinot pairs well with cured meats and sharp cheeses, rich casseroles (slow cooked lamb or coq au vin), roasts (turkey, pork loin), beef steak, and mushroom or truffle dishes.

Alcohol content: 13.6% (8.0 standard drinks)
Size: 750 mL

More about this wine

2011 season

Whilst the average summer temperature was slightly lower than the long-term average it was almost 2 degrees cooler (21C) than last year. The flowering period in December was particularly cool. There were only 2 days during summer where the temperature exceeded 30C.

Whilst wetter than the previous year, our summer rainfall matched the long- term average of about 145mm. There were more wet days (43) than last year (21) and as a consequence, on average there were 2 hours less sunshine per day than the previous summer. Similarly, autumn was cooler and wetter than last year, with almost 200mm of rain falling in autumn, including a large fall during vintage in early April.

This helps explain why the grapes were much slower to ripen and accumulate sugars this year.

The Chardonnay was picked on 20 March for sparkling, the Riesling on 10 April and the Pinot noir on 20 April.

Technical details

Alcohol content 13.6% (8.0 standard drinks)

pH 3.88

TA 6.45


Bottles produced 990

Date picked

Preservative and allergen information

We use a small amount of sulphur-based preservative (224) in all of our wines and Verjuice to stabilise the wine and ensure a long life.

All of our still wines are packaged on a bottling line that may have traces of nut products. We do not use any nuts as part of our production process.

Our white wines may contain traces of dairy products (skim milk) remaining in the wine after the fining and filtration process.

Our red wines are vegan-friendly wines, as we do not use any animal products in their production.

Packaging and recycling information

Our sparkling wine is labelled with recyclable waterproof labels (designed to remain intact in ice buckets!) and biodegradable inks. The cap, cage (muselet), foil and glass bottle are fully recyclable.

Our natural cork stopper can be composted at home or via compost collection, or recycled through ReCork (available at select Dan Murphy’s stores across Australia).

All of our still wines are labelled with compostable paper-based labels for each varietal and a handwritten year; this allows us to eliminate duplication of labels for different vintages. The screw cap and glass bottle are fully recyclable.

We ship all of our wine using recycled cardboard packaging. Sparkling wine is packaged during bottling; still wine is packaged during order processing. You may receive different packages depending on availability. We reuse boxes from tasting events and within our storage facility.