2015 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir Half Bottle

2015 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir Half Bottle

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375mL - Limited Availability
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Enjoy in a large red wine glass, with some charcuterie
Ideal drinking until 2020
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
Delicate, fragrant, light to medium bodied but with deceptive power, firm tannins and medium term ageing potential. Light red. Bright nose, really fragrant – juicy cranberries, cinnamon and bergamot. On the palate there is lots of rhubarb and earl grey tea on top of a savoury core – cured meats, stem, sap, and spice. Nice acid cut and grippy tannins.
Tasting Notes
Delicate, fragrant, light to medium bodied but with deceptive power, firm tannins and medium term ageing potential. Light red. Bright nose, really fragrant – juicy cranberries, cinnamon and bergamot. On the palate there is lots of rhubarb and earl grey tea on top of a savoury core – cured meats, stem, sap, and spice. Nice acid cut and grippy tannins.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced from both the Balhannah and Lenswood vineyards. A combination of beneficial vine age and our preferred Dijon clones (114, 115, 777 and MV6) delivers complex and beguiling Pinot characters in the wine. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot thinning and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity. 100% hand picked and sorted fruit. A combination of whole berry and whole bunch (40%) fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak barrels (30% new), the majority of which were 500L puncheons. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season, and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.
Production Notes
Sourced from both the Balhannah and Lenswood vineyards. A combination of beneficial vine age and our preferred Dijon clones (114, 115, 777 and MV6) delivers complex and beguiling Pinot characters in the wine. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot thinning and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity. 100% hand picked and sorted fruit. A combination of whole berry and whole bunch (40%) fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak barrels (30% new), the majority of which were 500L puncheons. 2015 was a remarkable vintage. Above average winter rainfall ensured a good start to the growing season, and warm weather in late-December / early-January was moderated by useful rain on the 13th of January. The season concluded with mild, steady conditions and delivered fruit of wonderful quality to the winery.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking - Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, miniscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.
Winemaker Notes
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking - Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, miniscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.

Reviews

Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016

96 points, Nick Stock - James Suckling.com - Top 100 Wines of Australia - January 2017

A lighter, more pure and elegant expression from Shaw + Smith in 2015, this has bright cherry compote and fresh cherry, spiced strawberries, pastry-like and biscuity savory notes, gently meaty and peppery too, this has plenty of complexity and yet shows the purity of fruit very clearly, nicely delivered. Blue fruits as well as rose-like perfume, very subtle oak here. The palate has supple and fleshy fruit, tannins are fine and even, really sweet spices that are worked into the heart of the fruit, red cherry stone finish, very even, long and fired along by crystaline, vibrant acidity. This is their best pinot to date. Drink now and for 6+ years.

Gold Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2016

96 points, Nick Stock - James Suckling.com - Top 100 Wines of Australia - January 2017

A lighter, more pure and elegant expression from Shaw + Smith in 2015, this has bright cherry compote and fresh cherry, spiced strawberries, pastry-like and biscuity savory notes, gently meaty and peppery too, this has plenty of complexity and yet shows the purity of fruit very clearly, nicely delivered. Blue fruits as well as rose-like perfume, very subtle oak here. The palate has supple and fleshy fruit, tannins are fine and even, really sweet spices that are worked into the heart of the fruit, red cherry stone finish, very even, long and fired along by crystaline, vibrant acidity. This is their best pinot to date. Drink now and for 6+ years.

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