2018 Singlefile Run Free Pinot Noir
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The fruit was picked, destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days into small fermenters. Once fermentation initiated the must was pumped over twice daily with small amounts of oxygen. The temperature was held around 25°C, then allowed to warm up for the final 4 days of fermentation. The wine was then transferred to barrel for its malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the grape and oak tannins.
The wine displays lifted aromas of cherries and spice with savoury notes. The palate is light with subtle texture of cherry supported by well integrated fine tannins leading to a long elegant finish with hints of spice. An easy drinking styled Pinot Noir.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
4 stars, Equal Top Pinot Noir, Winestate Magazine, Sep/Oct 2019
17.8 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jan 2019
16.0 points, Tamlyn Currin, JancisRobinson.com, Dec 2018
91 points, Ned Goodwin, Australian Wine Companion, Aug 2018
16.75 points, Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Sep 2018
89 points, Steve Leszczynski, QWine, Jul 2018