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2018 Singlefile Single Vineyard Pemberton Pinot Noir

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VINEYARD & WINEMAKING

The pinot noir grape variety is well suited to the cool climate environment of the Pemberton region. The pinot noir fruit from Eastbrook vineyard typically has strong varietal characters. All viticulture and winemaking techniques followed are done so with the goal of promoting the unique characters of the Eastbrook vineyard. In 2018 a mild spring brought about an unusually late start to ripening. Even temperature days and cold nights helped to retain natural acidity in the fruit and allow full flavours to develop.

Harvested on the 13th March 2018, the fruit was picked, gently de-stemmed and then cold soaked for 6 days. A parcel was barrel fermented and underwent natural fermentation in new oak, the remainder went to small open fermenters and then to new and used oak. The wine spent eight months in Francois Frères and Taransaud pinot selection French oak barriques, 42% new, the remainder one and two years old.

THE WINE

A fuller styled pinot with lifted aromas of sour cherries, earthiness and spice. These characters follow through on the palate with a medium weight and textured mouth feel with soft tannins and a long finish. This wine is well suited to complement game meat dishes.

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2017 Vintage

91 points, Ray Jordan, 2019 WA Wine Guide, Nov 2018
4.5 stars, Winestate Magazine, Sep/Oct 2018 Issue
91 points, QWine - Steve Leszczynski, Feb 2018

2015 Vintage

91 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Dec 2016

2014 Vintage

94 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2015
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Jul 2015

2013 Vintage

95 points, Australian Wine Companion, James Halliday, Jul 2014
94 points, Huon Hooke, Sydney Morning Herald, Apr 2014
18 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, May 2014

2012 Vintage

Trophy "Best Pinot Noir", Australian Boutique Wine Awards, Oct 2013
Gold, Perth Royal Show, Sep 2013
92 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2013

2011 Vintage

93 points, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion, Jul 2012

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.2
Product Reviews
Rayne Webster's Gravatar
Rayne Webster
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(18/11/2018 at 5:08 PM)
Probably my favourite Pinot Noir on today’s market. Incredibly easy to drink, a higher % Pinot but without the heavy mouthfeel and overwhelming “alcohol” taste you get from heavier Pinot. Currently finishing off a bottle of the 2017 vintage with beef sliders and it is just divine!

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