2017 “The Acre” Pinot Noir


“Built on structure and to age. In short, it hits quality dead centre”.
Campbell Mattinson, Halliday Wine Companion 97 points

“..opens up beautifully as the oak settles in around the seams, capturing the diaphanous essence of pinot. A wine for lovers of Burgundy”.
Ned Goodwin MW 96 points

Name Range Discount
5 dollar discount after 12 bottles 12 - 99 $4.55
SKU: 2017AP – Bottle Category:


Sub-region: Red Hill.

  • Site: 2 Acres. Northerly aspect.
  • Clones: MV6, 114, 115, G5V12
  • Soil: Heavy yellow/grey clay over basalt
  • Elevation: 230m
  • Trellising: Modified Scott-Henry
  • Pruning: Spur
  • Cropping: 2.5tonne/Acre
  • Farming: Conventional



Alc, 13.5%, pH 3.28, T.A 6.05g/l, Picked 6th – 9th 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 12 months and returned to barrel
  • Sulfered post MLF. No finings or filtering used.

Tasting Notes

Young and vibrant. The nose is all florals and spice, raspberry, violet, juniper. Powerful tannins will soften with time giving way to complexity and length.