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SHAW & SMITH Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 2015

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SHAW & SMITH Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 2015 SHAW & SMITH Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 2015

SHAW & SMITH Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 2015

Cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW began working on this small-batch Pinot Noir in 2004 and the first commercial release came with the 2007 vintage. Grapes are sourced from their Balhannah and Lenswood vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Mature vines (Dijon clones (114, 115, 777 and MV6) deliver complex and beguiling Pinot characters. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning, increases fruit intensity. 100% hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit. A combination of whole berry and whole bunch (40%) fermentation; 15 days on skins. Matured in French oak barrels (30% new), mostly 500 litre puncheons. The style is delicate, fragrant and light to medium bodied, but with deceptive power. Firm tannins indicate medium term (5-8 years) ageing potential.
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Cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW began working on this small-batch Pinot Noir in 2004 and the first commercial release came with the 2007 vintage. Grapes are sourced from their Balhannah and Lenswood vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Mature vines (Dijon clones (114, 115, 777 and MV6) deliver complex and beguiling Pinot characters. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning, increases fruit intensity. 100% hand-picked and hand-sorted fruit. A combination of whole berry and whole bunch (40%) fermentation; 15 days on skins. Matured in French oak barrels (30% new), mostly 500 litre puncheons. The style is delicate, fragrant and light to medium bodied, but with deceptive power. Firm tannins indicate medium term (5-8 years) ageing potential.
  • Style: Pinot Noir
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Region: Adelaide Hills
  • Code: SSAHPN
  • Appellation: South Australia
  • Country: Australia

Region Adelaide Hills

ADELAIDE HILLS

Located to the east of Adelaide,the Adelaide Hills is part of the Mount Lofty Ranges. Considered a cool-climate region, most vineyards are situated at elevations between 450 to 550 metres. Rainfall is relatively high and spring frosts often pose problems. Hot northerly winds also make bush fires a real threat in the region. Adelaide Hills is a jigsaw of meso-climates, with the best vineyards centred around Piccadilly Valley and Lenswood in protected sites facing north or north-east. Soils are derived from schistic and sedimentary rock; typically well-drained sandy loams over red clay interspersed with schistic gravels. A premium wine-growing region, Adelaide Hills is best known for crisp, lively Sauvignon Blanc and elegant cool climates styles of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Shiraz.

Winery SHAW & SMITH

Cousins Martin Shaw and Michael Hill- Smith collaborated on a dream to make their own wine; this became a reality in 1989. This was an illustrious union, Michael Hill Smith was the first Australian to pass the rigorous Master of Wine exam and Martin Shaw is a winemaker with extensive international experience. Shaw and Smith is a premium boutique winery that focuses on site, quality fruit and varieties that excel in the cool Adelaide Hills. The wines they produce include Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, cool climate Shiraz and Pinot Noir. They practice sustainability in the vineyard and have a fully equipped winery giving them control over every step of production from fruit reception to bottling. They own their vineyards in Adelaide Hills and have recently purchased the Tolpuddle Vineyard in Southern Tasmania to further reinforce their cool climate direction. They also have a second label called Incognito.
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