Corduroy White Label Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir 2020
Corduroy’s Phil LeMessurier absolutely loved making their 2020 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir! The fruit was sourced from 3 differing vineyards throughout the Adelaide Hills. Maple Ridge southern hills, Morialta Park northern hills and Manyara Vineyard central hills. Having access to the 3 distinctive style of Pinot, allowed them to blend together a smart expressive Pinot Noir from the hills. They have found the Morialta Pinot gifts us with, light cherries and spice, yet big on structure. The Manyara vineyard delivered brightness and power. Whilst the Maple Ridge vineyard as always gives lightness and finess. All Pinots are handled in the same fashion, with a focus on finess and structure. We encourage wild fermentation where possible and partial whole bunch in fermentation. Yet more importantly is the time on skins post fermentation. This is where they build the structure and character into the wine.
Partial Wild ferment and a lick of whole bunch run through the 2020 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Its bright strawberry and cherry fruits are enhanced by an exotic 5 spice lift. Delicate fruit core matches the crunchy acid and tannin drive.
Due to the sublime 2020 vintage, they were able to make the right pressing cuts plus hand select a few barrels to make our Black Label Pinot Noir!
2020 Pedro’s Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Maple Hill Vineyard Vineyard: Morialta Park
Viti: Mark Vella Viti: Ross Christian
Region: Echunga Region: Norton Summit
Clone: MV6 Clone: uncertain
Age of vine: 22 yrs old Age: 25yrs old
Site location: (-35.058530, 138.796299) (-34.915579, 138.720683)
Vineyard: Manyara Vineyard
Viti: Mark Vella
Age: 21 yrs old
Site location: (-34.91119, 138.70735)