- Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
- From famous Zontes Footstep label
- Medium bodied and flavoursome
Zontes Dawn Patrol Adhl Pinot Noir 2016 x12
Save $120.00PER CASE
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Enjoy with your favourite grilled meat dishes.
French and American oak barrels (new and seasoned).
Deepish red with a healthy tinge of purple hue.
Dark cherry aromas, rich and ripe, fruit-driven with abundant spice, nettle characters.
Entry: Red cherries and plum are to the fore followed by some subtle hints of fresh rocket and anise. Middle Palate: Medium-bodied driven by cherry again hints of strawberry sasparila root and dried oregano. After Palate: Damson plums and cinnamon kick in with notes of cedar-like flavours and tannins. Finish: Long after-taste of ripe red cherriesplums, subtle anise and spicy cedar notes. Absolutely delicious. In Summary: Dawn Patrol Pinot Noir can be the first glass you have... and not your last. A true expression of Pinot Noir procured from the Adelaide Hills in all it's fruitful glory.
Our Pinot Noir comes from one of the finest cool-climate vineyards located in the Adelaide HIlls. The soils in this vineyard are ancient; research estimates the soils are 1800 million years old, mostly gravel with limestonecalcium silicates and ferrous pebbles spread throughout. Hand-pruned, harvested and made it is our holotype for Pinot Noir. Whole bunches of hand-selected and picked in the cool of the early morning dawn. Destemmed without crushing the fruit. 30% of this was whole cluster fermented, whike the remaining fruit was crushed and went through traditional open fermentation with 30 day extended skin contact. These parcels were racked into 30% new and seasoned French oak hogsheadsto mature and take on character for seven months. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration so that the true expression of the vineyard shines through with artisianal winemaking to add complexity.
Call 1800 500 260 to purchase a single bottle for $35.00 (plus delivery and handling)