Cape Banks, Pinot Noir 2016
$24.95 inc GST
♥ Vegan Friendly
♥ Low in sulphur
♥ Dry wine
♥ No residual sugar
Cool growing conditions, rocky mineraly soils, and low-yielding vines have helped create a complex bouquet awash with true Pinot characters. It has hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cherry notes.
Mount Gambier is the perfect spot to create really good Pinot. The temperatures between Mount Gambier and the most famous French Pinot Noir region – Burgundy are extremely similar. If you add all the temperatures of the growing season together (minus 10 degree base temp), it gives you the Biological Effective Degree Days (BEDD). For 1st Cru Areas of Burgundy, the BEDD is 1242 and 1245 for Mt Gambier.
Named after the Cape Banks Lighthouse, which is only 30mins drive from our vineyards, near Carpenter Rocks on South Australia’s rugged South East coastline.
“There is a buzz around pinot grown in Mount Gambier and there’s a good reason for it. Cool growing conditions, rocky, minerally soil, and low-yielding vines contribute to the hints of vanilla and fresh tobacco over spicy cheery notes. This is a more-ish tribute to the local landscape and begs for foggy evenings, an armchair and plenty of time to waste.” 4 Stars, Katie Spain, Wine Writer Adelaide Advertiser 2019
Food match: Tea smoked duck breast and roast potatoes with truffle salt.
Mount Gambier, South Australia
Now until 2020
Some dark fruit action, but still pretty soft and approachable. Rated the 2013 Vintage
sour cherry pomegranate red fruit. Rated the 2018 vintage
Great from the moment I opened and just got better as it breathed, even though it wasn't there long. Rated the 2016 Vintage
lovely nose, quite long for a Pinot and full bodied, which is my jam. Rated the 2015 Vintage
Moderate burgundy. The nose does have some maraschino cherry and plum, but it predominantly leans towards more savoury characters, with dried herbs, mint, violet, mushroom, and earthy flint. Light-to-medium bodied on the palate, with sour cherry, dried herbs, coffee and baking spices, before finishing quite long with chalky, moderate tannins. A wonderfully expressive wine. The tannin structure and tight acidity result in a wine that takes quite some time to open up, but will age very well in future. Rated the 2013 Vintage