As a surfer goes in search of the perfect wave as the sun rises over the ocean, in our Adelaide Hills vineyard our Dawn Patrol heads out to select whole bunches of the perfect Pinot Noir. This wine provides the epic ride we were waiting for!
We believe the crack of dawn is the perfect timing to capture the flavours we desire in this expressive variety. Sarsaparilla Root, Cinnamon and Red Cherries. Seasoned in French oak barriques and bottled without fining so that the true texture of the vineyard shines through.
Sarsaparilla Root | Cinnamon | Red Cherries “After getting up at dawn o’clock I’m looking forward to wine o’clock tonight” – Anon
“(…) attractive savoury/earthy/spicy
flavours running through to a long finish” “Hand-picked, 70% crushed and fermented, 30% whole-berry fermented, transferred
to barrel at 3-4 degrees baume to complete primary fermentation, matured in French oak (10% new) for 8-10 months. A spicy/savoury pinot, part derived from completion of the primary ferment in barrel. Well made, the palate with attractive savoury/earthy/spicy flavours running through to a long finish.” James Halliday,
Halliday Wine Companion ’20
Previous Vintage Awards
China Wine and Spirits Awards
San Diego Challenge International Wine & Spirits 2017
Los Angeles International Wine Competition 2017
Silver/ 90 points
Wine Showcase Magazine Pinot Noir tasting
International Wine And Spirit Competition 2017.
Winemakers Challenge 2018
Silver Medal/87 Points