2019 Run Free by Singlefile Pinot Noir
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The fruit, from vineyards in Pemberton and Mount Barker, was picked, destemmed and cold soaked for 4 days in small fermenters. Once the fermentation was 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. 50% of the batch was fermented with wild yeast. The wine was then transferred to barrel for its malo-lactic fermentation, allowing a soft integration of the juice and oak tannins. Bottled in November 2019.
The wine displays lifted aromas of cherries and spice with savoury notes. The palate is light with subtle texture and cherry flavours supported by well integrated fine tannins leading to a long elegant finish. An easy drinking and stylish Pinot Noir.
CRITIC REVIEWS OF NOTE
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