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Cape Banks, Pinot Noir 2016

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.

Download tasting notes PDF for 2016 vintage
Download tasting notes PDF for 2015 vintage
Download tasting notes PDF for 2013 vintage


Additional information


Mount Gambier, South Australia


100% Pinot


13.2% Alc/Vol


Stelvin cap


Now until 2020

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Soft and approachable

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

Wonderfully expressive

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