2018 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir

2018 Shaw + Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir

Notes

Fragrant and layered single site Pinot Noir.
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A glorious match with crispy-skinned duck
Will reward careful cellaring for up to 12 years
Ideal serving temperature: 16-18°C
Produced using sustainable practices
Suitable for vegans

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. The 2016 shows prettiness and structure, with mid-palate generosity and open-ness, and intense perfume.
Tasting Notes
Our Lenswood vineyard gives us Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. The 2016 shows prettiness and structure, with mid-palate generosity and open-ness, and intense perfume.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from our Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermentors, either as whole bunches (around 30%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.
Production Notes
Sourced exclusively from our Lenswood property. Planted in 1999, the vineyard reaches 500 meters above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermentors, either as whole bunches (around 30%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined.

Story

Winemaker Notes
First planted in 1999, our Lenswood vineyard combines high altitude, mature vines, and diverse aspects, including cool east and south facing blocks. It is a great source for wines that can stand alone as single vineyard releases, with the balance to reward ageing.
Winemaker Notes
First planted in 1999, our Lenswood vineyard combines high altitude, mature vines, and diverse aspects, including cool east and south facing blocks. It is a great source for wines that can stand alone as single vineyard releases, with the balance to reward ageing.

Reviews

Jamessuckling.com - July 2020 

There’s plenty of oak influence here, shrouding the red plums and red cherries in savory, dried-wood and spice tones. Some herbal notes, leaves and florals peek through. The palate has beautifully smooth, long style with fine, polished tannins and a core of darker-cherry flavor. Long and composed. Drink now. 94 points. 

Jamessuckling.com - July 2020 

There’s plenty of oak influence here, shrouding the red plums and red cherries in savory, dried-wood and spice tones. Some herbal notes, leaves and florals peek through. The palate has beautifully smooth, long style with fine, polished tannins and a core of darker-cherry flavor. Long and composed. Drink now. 94 points. 

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