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SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2004

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SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2004 SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2004

SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth 2004

SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth
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SAVATERRE Pinot Noir, Beechworth
  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2004
  • Region: Beechworth
  • Code: SAVPN
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Country: Australia

Region Beechworth

Beechworth

Located in the foothills of the Victorian Alps, Beechworth is a small cool climate region with high continentality. The vineyards enjoy a large number of sunshine hours and are generally planted at altitudes of 400m. A variety of soil types are found with the two dominant ones being ancient sandstone gravel and clay and granitic loams over decomposed gravels and clays. While north or north-easterly slopes are generally favoured, the best sites are located away from higher altitude, cold-air drainage channels, with the risk of frost high in both spring and autumn. Restricted water availability means most vineyards are dry-grown. A region of small boutique producers, Beechworth is best known for premium Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Noir, although plantings of Italian varieties including Sangiovese and Nebbiolo also show great promise.

Winery SAVATERRE

Langton’s Selections Savaterre Chardonnay, Savaterre Pinot Noir Savaterre is positioned on an elevated site with panoramic views across the King Valley in the rolling countryside of Beechworth. If this vineyard was in Europe, a castle would have been built here. The site is located across the road from Giaconda. In 1996 ex-policeman Keppell Smith established this 440 metre (above sea level) close-planted vineyard on ancient granitic soils. Viticulture follows low input principles and yields are less than two tonnes/acres. Wine making philosophy follows Burgundian techniques with the aid of indigenous yeasts. The astonishingly individual, beautifully concentrated and al-dente structured Chardonnay is matured in 50% new and 50% seasoned tightly grained French oak for (unusually) around 19 months. This is certainly the strongest card in Savaterre’s pack. Indeed it is one of my favourite Victorian Chardonnays. The Pinot Noir is a well concentrated wine with cherry stone/cho
Langton’s Selections Savaterre Chardonnay, Savaterre Pinot Noir Savaterre is positioned on an elevated site with panoramic views across the King Valley in the rolling countryside of Beechworth. If this vineyard was in Europe, a castle would have been built here. The site is located across the road from Giaconda. In 1996 ex-policeman Keppell Smith established this 440 metre (above sea level) close-planted vineyard on ancient granitic soils. Viticulture follows low input principles and yields are less than two tonnes/acres. Wine making philosophy follows Burgundian techniques with the aid of indigenous yeasts. The astonishingly individual, beautifully concentrated and al-dente structured Chardonnay is matured in 50% new and 50% seasoned tightly grained French oak for (unusually) around 19 months. This is certainly the strongest card in Savaterre’s pack. Indeed it is one of my favourite Victorian Chardonnays. The Pinot Noir is a well concentrated wine with cherry stone/chocolate aromas and plenty of richness and flavour, but it’s powerfully structured and needs time. Savaterre also produces a QED (‘quod erat demonstrandum’) Pinot Noir and Les Enfants Pinot Noir based on younger vine material. Keppel Smith makes great risotto and his wines are brilliant. Andrew Caillard MW, Langton's
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