2016 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

2016 Shaw + Smith Pinot Noir

Notes

Perfumed and delicate with silky tannins.
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Enjoy in a large red wine glass, with some charcuterie
Ideal drinking until 2021
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans
 

What To Expect

Tasting Notes
Even ripening and good growing conditions made 2016 a standout year for Pinot Noir in Lenswood. This vintage is very perfumed with great intensity.
Tasting Notes
Even ripening and good growing conditions made 2016 a standout year for Pinot Noir in Lenswood. This vintage is very perfumed with great intensity.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average. Hand picked and sorted. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak, majority puncheons.
Production Notes
September’s start to the growing season was warmer than average leading to good canopy and fruit development. January rainfall provided relief from earlier warmer temperatures and was timely to aid fruit development through the ripening period, resulting in healthy fruit being harvested two weeks earlier than average. Hand picked and sorted. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak, majority puncheons.

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, minuscule 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, minuscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.

Reviews

Herald Sun - Tony Love - April 2018

And likewise, this wine, also hails mostly from the higher Hills district of Lenswood. It’s just one of those pinots that has a complete and complex expression of mid-to-dark berry and plum and where the whole bunch influences in the winemaking add seamless woven spice and forest impressions and prompt a delightful, medium-bodied drinkability.

OZ Wine Review - Andrew Graham - January 2018

Adelaide Hills Pinot too often suffers from a lack of delicacy, but the talented team at Shaw + Smith are certainly giving that a shake. It’s definitely a warm year wine, with a dash of bacon bits to remind of the ripeness. But otherwise this has a Pinosity that is welcome in every way. The acid feels right, the spicy edges are right. It’s just a really smartly made wine that I could easily drink, even if I want it to be just a little less bacony at the edges. Best drinking: Good now and should be in the zone for at least five or six years too. 

The Real Review - Toni Paterson - December 2017

Excellent ethereal aromatics. The bright berry fruit is balanced by crushed herbs with nuances of bay and thyme. It continually unfolds in the glass delivering supreme drinking pleasure. Delicious and satisfying. 

The Adelaide Review - Hot 100 - Winner - December 2017

Don't think, just drink, as this wine embodies the Hot 100 judging week’s MO: ‘drink easy’. An absolute pleasure to slurp, it’s a walk in a forest with all the cherries, mushrooms, herbs and spices you could hope for – all in season, all at once. There’s brightness on the palate that had the judges singing its praises in unison on the last day of judging. And what a song.

The Wine Front - Gary Walsh - November 2017 

Here’s a lovely thing to drink. Red fruited, a little bit spicy, gently herbal, kissed with pencil/cedar oak and an almost chamomile tea perfume. Its only just medium bodied, fresh and juicy, yet fine in acidity, tastes spicy, feel lacy, and offers a little stalky grip on long clean finish. A bit of a goer. Best S+S Pinot to date? Maybe. 

Herald Sun - Tony Love - April 2018

And likewise, this wine, also hails mostly from the higher Hills district of Lenswood. It’s just one of those pinots that has a complete and complex expression of mid-to-dark berry and plum and where the whole bunch influences in the winemaking add seamless woven spice and forest impressions and prompt a delightful, medium-bodied drinkability.

OZ Wine Review - Andrew Graham - January 2018

Adelaide Hills Pinot too often suffers from a lack of delicacy, but the talented team at Shaw + Smith are certainly giving that a shake. It’s definitely a warm year wine, with a dash of bacon bits to remind of the ripeness. But otherwise this has a Pinosity that is welcome in every way. The acid feels right, the spicy edges are right. It’s just a really smartly made wine that I could easily drink, even if I want it to be just a little less bacony at the edges. Best drinking: Good now and should be in the zone for at least five or six years too. 

The Real Review - Toni Paterson - December 2017

Excellent ethereal aromatics. The bright berry fruit is balanced by crushed herbs with nuances of bay and thyme. It continually unfolds in the glass delivering supreme drinking pleasure. Delicious and satisfying. 

The Adelaide Review - Hot 100 - Winner - December 2017

Don't think, just drink, as this wine embodies the Hot 100 judging week’s MO: ‘drink easy’. An absolute pleasure to slurp, it’s a walk in a forest with all the cherries, mushrooms, herbs and spices you could hope for – all in season, all at once. There’s brightness on the palate that had the judges singing its praises in unison on the last day of judging. And what a song.

The Wine Front - Gary Walsh - November 2017 

Here’s a lovely thing to drink. Red fruited, a little bit spicy, gently herbal, kissed with pencil/cedar oak and an almost chamomile tea perfume. Its only just medium bodied, fresh and juicy, yet fine in acidity, tastes spicy, feel lacy, and offers a little stalky grip on long clean finish. A bit of a goer. Best S+S Pinot to date? Maybe. 

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