Pinot Noir Adelaide Hills South Australia
Enthused by a consuming desire to make great wine, Andrew Nugent honed his craft as viticulturalist and winemaker amongst the vines of McLaren Vale before returning to the Adelaide Hills, where he established his very own wineworks at Woodside. Hand crafted from fruit grown to mineral rich soils above the historic Bird in Hand gold mine, a pure Pinot Noir with superb effervescence, dominated by red berry characters, adorned by a lift of stonefruits and floral.
Andrew Nugent established vineyards and olive groves on his property along Bird in Hand Road at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. The road itself was named after the eponymous gold mine which operated during the 1850s. Four hundred metres above sea level, the vineyards face north and boast deep, well drained red earth, formed from metamorphic rock. Pinot Noir is harvested throughout the chill of early morning to capture and retain vibrant fruit character. Each parcel of grapes is separately vinified to maintain the distinctive, lively qualities of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir. Parcels are assembled before completion of their secondary fermentation and treatment to liqueur dosage.
Delicate blush colour, attractive sparkle, refined pink mousse. Strawberry, guava and cherry aromas are accompanied by a floral lift. Clean, vibrant strawberry flavours are enhanced by the very fine, persistent bead. Creamy textures, showing a finesse of style and good depth of flavour, the fruit sweetness is balanced by crisp acid and long, clean finish. To be enjoyed whilst young and gently chilled, the perfect aperitif or celebratory drink.