Clandestine Vineyards Pinot Noir 2021 – Adelaide Hills, Australia
Approximately 2 kilometres from the township of Woodside is the beautiful Tomich Vineyard, planted by Randal Tomich in 2008, where we also source our Pinot Grigio and Shiraz. Randal has planted several Burgundian clones of Pinot Noir and the soil, altitude and cooler climate are ideally suited to the variety; a north-facing block, long ripening period and pesticide and herbicide-free vineyard practices ensure outstanding fruit quality.
Hand-picked to preserve grape structure with 15% whole bunch, 85% crushed to open fermenters with 10 days skin contact, hand plunged and pressed to 30% new French Oak barriques, 70% older French oak for malolactic fermentation eight months maturation in the same oak results in a light-bodied, but intensely flavoured Pinot Noir that reflects its vineyard and region.
Bright ruby red in colour, spectacular lifted strawberry and floral aromatics, this Pinot Noir is true to style with abundant cherry, red berry fruits, fleshy mid-palate, weight and texture – judicious use of French oak provided structure and balanced tannins and acidity give the length of palate.
Pair with BBQ lamb chops, roast or Peking duck, gamey meats, mushroom risotto or even grilled tuna or salmon…
92 POINTS – Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot
92 POINTS – Ray Jordan, The West Australian
9.3/10 – Wines by Max Cruz
About Clandestine Vineyards
The Clandestine Vineyards project holds the key to locked away secrets. With fruit sourced from some of the most exceptional, yet difficult to access sites in South and Western Australia, paired with the perfect winemaker, each hand-picked with the same discretion as the fruit itself. Tied to no one location, GI, or house style, we create extraordinary wines from unplundered fruits that lay beyond the reach of most.
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