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Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

PRODUCER
Established in 1989 by Martin Shaw and Michael Hill Smith MW, Shaw + Smith’s aim is to make contemporary, high quality wines that stand among the best of their type in Australia. The wines are made exclusively from fruit grown in the Adelaide Hills, one of Australia’s coolest and most exciting regions. Shaw + Smith specialise in grape varieties suited to cooler climates, such as Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, and also make outstanding
wines from Shiraz and Pinot Noir.
VINEYARDS
First planted in 1999, the Lenswood vineyard combines high altitude (455 to 500 metres above sea level), mature vines, and diverse aspects, including cool east- and south-facing blocks on soils of brown loam over clay with some broken shale. Following significant investments to improve the vineyard since its acquisition by Shaw + Smith in 2012, it is a great source for wines that can stand alone as single vineyard releases, with the balance to
reward ageing.

VINIFICATION
The grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermenters, either as whole bunches (around 20%) or destemmed whole berries. A long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, after which the wine spent 10 months in new (30%) and used French oak puncheons. The wine was unfiltered and unfined.
TASTING NOTES
A Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid and subtle layers of flavour and texture. The 2019 vintage is deep in colour, with red fruit and spice aromas. Complex and dense, it has a bright palate and savoury finish.

VINTAGE
The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well equipped vignerons. Those that made the most of it produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Natural acidity is a feature in all of the wines despite the warm dry summer

For more information on the winery go to https://www.shawandsmith.com/about

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Shaw + Smith Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: Pinot NoirRegion: South Australia, Adelaide HillsAlcohol: 12.5%Vintage: 2022Grape Details: Sauvignon BlancSKU: SHASM06

£36.00 a bottle

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Shaw & Smith

The winery is run by Martin Shaw, one of the pioneering Australia’s flying winemakers, and Michael Hill-Smith, Australia’s first Master of Wine. These two have always made great wines, but with their immaculate new winery (opened just before the 2000 vintage) the wines are getting even greater.

South Australia

The Adelaide Hills is one of Australia’s most charming wine regions and home to a large number of premium wine producers. The wine history of the area is similar to many other wine regions: industry developed after the first plantings in the 1840s, only to struggle for economic survival as consumer tastes changed with resurgence in the 1970s – most notably Brian Croser with Petaluma. Today it is very much a boutique vineyard and winery region that is pitching for quality and winning awards. This region has the coolest climate of all South Australian wine regions. Nestled in the Hills, its climate influenced by altitude (350m to 700m) and winds from the St Vincents Gulf. Main wine styles: White – Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling; Red – Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Shiraz.

Pinot Noir

“The famous grape of Burgundy. The classic style is medium colour, with fragrant berry, violet and gamey-earthy aromas, and soft, full sweet berry flavours, with velvety tannins.
This variety is most suited to a long cool growing season that are found in southern Victoria (noteable Yarra Valley), Adelaide Hills of South Australia, and southern regions of Western Australia.”

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