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Worlds Apart

2020

‘Mountain Tops’

Pinot Noir   |   Adelaide Hills - Australia

About

As its name suggests, ‘Mountain Tops’ is made from grapes sourced at high altitude Piccadilly Valley vineyards in the Adelaide Hills. It is a blend of three different vineyards, all within close proximity, and four different Pinot Noir clones. The cool mountain top microclimate lent itself to slow development of sugars and aroma precursors. This wine is silky smooth, with notes of rose, cherry, and earth.

‘Mountain Tops’ was made with fruit from 18-year-old vines. It was fermented with a mix of whole cluster fruit and de-stemmed fruit, and some stalks were added back to augment phenolics and earthiness. The wine was aged in neutral oak for 9 months before being bottled with a small dosage of sulfur, but without fining or filtering.

Stats

  • Grapes: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Vineyard: Scanlon Vineyard (Carey Gully & Chapel Valley) - Piccadilly Vineyard (Mount Lofty) - Schadegg Vineyard (Mount Lofty)
  • Vine Age: 18-years-old
  • Soil Type: Clay loam on gneiss
  • Viticulture: Sustainable
  • Fermentation: Native – open-top fermenters (majority whole-bunch)
  • Skin Contact: 7-10 days
  • Aging: 9 months in neutral oak
  • Alcohol: 11.8%
  • pH: 3.75
  • Total Acidity: 4.8 g/L
  • Total SO2: 63 ppm
  • Total Production: 250 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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