2020 Gower Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir (777, 114, 115 clones)
From the Yandra/Gower Vineyard in Lenswood, planted in 1998 by Anne & Jeff Gower who farm it organically. Brendon and Kirsty are now taking over the management of the site, as Jeff is now 82 (young!). This steep, east facing site is sandstone with a deep clay pan to hold moisture.
Hand harvested and whole bunch fermented in concrete 5 ton open top tanks. Each clone is vinified and aged separately in 30% new oak barrique before being blended for bottling.
TASTING NOTES |
Something you will hear about 2020 Adelaide Hills Pinots is that they are light coloured but deep flavoured. In fact, so much so, that in a line-up they will easily be mistaken for Burgundies. Our Gower 2020 is light on the eyes and tawny (certainly in comparison to 2019’s abundance of colour) but deep-forest pine-mushroom soup on the palate, with a dash of sherry. Floral in places, whole-bunch fermentation gives this wine drive and edges. Maple leaves, dark cocoa and a touch of salinity. Drink this seductive wine with steak frites and thank us in the morning.
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