Fruit from low yielding 15yo vines was amplified by a long pre-ferment cold soak. To excellent effect. Fermented with 25% whole-bunches. Semi-carbonic aromas of lilac, blue and black fruits, iodine, tapenade, salumi are bright and highly attractive. Best, though, is the impressively long finish. The pixelated peppery tannic detail, compelling.
96 points, Wine Companion (March 2020)
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.