Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, 6 x 75cl
Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir was sourced from the block behind the Shaw + Smith winery in Balhannah and from their newer Lenswood vineyard. Soils here are brown loam over red clay and schist with high plant density at 2,780 vines per hectare. The clones used are the 777 from Burgundy and MV6, the backbone of many of Australia's best Pinots. The vines are hand pruned and yields very small (around 3.75 tonnes per hectare).
Shaw + Smith, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is light red. Bright nose, really fragrant juicy cranberries, cinnamon and bergamot. On the palate, there is lots of rhubarb and earl grey tea on top of a savoury core cured meats, stem, sap, and spice. Nice acid cut and grippy tannins.