Crafted in the Adelaide Hills, The Dagger is a cool climate Pinot that marries thoroughly pleasurable drinking with extraordinary value. It is made with an early drinking window in mind, it’s an accessible, enjoyable drop.
The Dagger is made from grapes harvested from two sites in the Adelaide Hills. It has seen no oak. Redolent with dark red fruit, it features bright acidity and fine tannins. Easily one of Australia’s best value Pinot Noirs, The Dagger is a red you will return to again and again. Buy it by the case.
ADELAIDE HILLSLocated 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.