Simon Tolley Pinot Noir 2020 (Adelaide Hills, South Australia) "...cherry, earthy, fleshy...'
Low yielding vines were hand harvested in the cool of the morning; approximately 90% of the bunches were de-stemmed and 10% remained as whole bunch through a 10-14 day open ferment. Approximately 10 months in French oak barrels.
Fruit for the 2020 Pinot Noir comes from a single vineyard near Verdun in the Adelaide Hills, MV6 clone, the wine is made by Michael downer of Murdoch Hill.
"Sourced from a small vineyard in the village of Verdun, showing a full dance card of pinot characters. Cherry-like fruit with dusty, earthy elements, juicy and spicy as well as a fleshy and light woody feel from both oak and whole-bunch influence." - 91 Points, James Halliday
"A bright crimson red colour with an expressive bouquet and silky smooth tannins. Dark cherry flavours with the subtle influence of whole bunch fermentation providing a hint of forest floor aromas. 10 months maturation in French Barriques and Hogheads adding spice and texture." - Winery Notes