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‘Mountain Tops’

Pinot Noir   |   Adelaide Hills - Australia


As its name suggests, ‘Mountain Tops’ is made from grapes sourced at high altitude Piccadilly Valley vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. Also as the name suggests, it’s an ode to the most nourishing, comforting, nurturing of all topographic formations… Louis could only hope to make wine that brings the same joy and life to people that pink mountain tops, a most inspiring muse, always manage to do…  On the label is the radio towers of Mount Lofty, South Australia’s highest peak on the back slope of which this vineyard lies.

The wine is made with three clones – Clones MV6, D5V12, 114 & 115, on Southern, Eastern, and Western aspects – from three picks, eight spontaneous ferments, and varying percentages of whole bunch and time on skins, some carbonic. It ages in mostly old oak for 8 months, with just 10% new. After aging, it is bottled without fining or filtering and just a dash of sulfur.


  • Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard: Chapel Valley, Piccadilly
  • Vine Age: 38-years-old
  • Soil Type: Very sandy loam over 70 million year old shale rock
  • Viticulture: Sustainable
  • Fermentation: Native – open-top fermenters (varying percentages of whole bunch and time on skins - some carbonic)
  • Skin Contact: 10-30 days
  • Aging: 8 months in oak (10% new)
  • Alcohol: 12.3%
  • pH: 3.48
  • Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L
  • Total SO2: 41 ppm
  • Total Production: 268 cases

Tasting Note

This is a delicate wine, with notes of strawberry and melon. A savory herb characteristic grow in the glass. The finish is lifted and long.

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