2017 Silent Waters Pinot Noir
This wine is named in honour of the natural spring located on our property that is the origin of the River Torrens which flows through the heart of the city of Adelaide.
Whole bunches from our most distinctive Pinot Noir were hand-selected and picked in the cool of the early morning then destemmed without crushing the fruit. 30% of this was whole cluster fermented, whilst the remaining fruit was crushed and went through traditional open fermentation and 30 day extended skin contact. It was then racked into 50% new and seasoned French oak hogsheads. The wine was then bottled directly thereafter without fining and with minimal filtration to capture the purity of taste and texture of our Pinot Noir.
We hope the silent waters run pure through the heart of this wine!
Gold Medal - China Wine and Spirit Awards 2018
Gold Medal 93 Points - Wine Showcase Magazine August 2018- “ Sweet nose of ripe plum followed by firm, dark plum fruit and oaky tannins. Nice lingering flavours and mouthfeel."
5 stars / 94 points - Sam Kim, Wine Orbit
Beautifully fruited and gorgeously fragrant, the bouquet shows dark cherry, plum, thyme, toasted almond and subtle mushroom characters. The palate is equally attractive with lovely fruit weight and smooth texture, backed by plenty of fine, polished tannins, leading to a lingering refined finish. The wine offers charming fruit flavours with elegant savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2022. Dec 2018.