2017 “Half Acre” Pinot Noir


“There is thrilling energy across this wine. An ethereal floating world across the palate. Will age superbly.”
Ned Goodwin MW, 95 points.

“An excellent pinot noir of verve and regionality…first class purity and definition”.
Jeremy Oliver, 96 points

“Renowned for its glorious perfume, silky smooth texture and mineral lenghth..is a compelling reflection of site and meticulous winemaking”.
Andrew Caillard MW; OUTSTANDING
Langtons Classification VII

Name Range Discount
5 dollar discount after 12 bottles 12 - 99 $4.55


Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 1.5 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: MV6, 114, 115, G5V12, 777
  • Soil: Heavy dark brown clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 240m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional


Alc. 14.2%, pH 3.35, T.A. 6.2g/l, Picked 13th – 17th April.

  • 100% Destemmed, berries kept whole.
  • Fermentation in 2-tonne open top fermenter.
  • 3-4 days ambient soak before native yeast fermentation.
  • Hand plunged 3 times per day during primary ferment.
  • Basket pressed after 21 days skin contact
  • 18 months elevage in 40% new oak.
  • Coopers Sirugue and Saint Martin.
  • Racked off lees at 12months and returned to barrel.
  • Sulfered post MLF. No finings or filtering used.

Tasting Notes

Long, slow ripening has taken the ‘Half Acre’ block into a realm of dark brooding fruit, joined with earthy truffle and coffee aromas. Structure is telling of a wine that has more to give and will reward those who cellar.