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2011 Yantaringa Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
12 x 750ml Bottles
Cracka ReviewLight, pretty and pointed this is swathed in red cherry fruit and with a fun playful palate. The Yantaringa reference? It's a suburb/town in the Adelaide Hills, a place not far from Balhannah and ground central for South Australian Pinot.
Winemaker's NoteFruit for this Pinot Noir was sourced from a number of vineyards across the Hills, each site producing distinctly different flavours which combine to complement each other in the final wine. The extremely cool and overcast conditions throughout the majority of the vintage allowed flavours to develop well ahead of sugar accumulation producing wines with lower alcohol concentrations and elegant structure.
Fermented with minimal cap management in open and static fermenters, with a varietal enhancing yeast to preserve the fresh primary fruit aromas of Pinot Noir. The wine was pressed off skins after six days and a portion was transferred into French oak to gain complexity and the balance went to a stainless tank to preserve the elegant Pinot Noir fruit flavours. Malo-lactic fermentation was completed while in contact with oak and the wine was then racked and returned post-malo for maturation. On completion of maturation the two components were blended to produce an elegant wine with good palate structure.
Colour – Cherry red with light salmon hue.
Bouquet – Initially you are greeted by fresh cherry and rhubarb, with nuances of violets and plums. Slight stalkiness and subtle savoury oak balance the primary fruit characters of the wine.
Palate - On the palate there is juicy cherry and fresh blueberry fruits, balanced with sweet beetroot and freshly cooked rhubarb. Firm acidity lifts the brightness of the fruits and gives ageability to the wine.