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Current Vintage: 2020


Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.


The MH's Pinot Noir is predominantly sourced from 20-plus-year-old vines in the Piccadilly Valley with a small and similarly aged parcel from Woodside. Twenty-five per cent whole bunches were included in the wild ferments-all of which took place in small-batch, open fermenters-before maturation in French oak barriques, puncheons and foudre (15% new) for 10 months. Early flavour-ripening at low baume and incredible acidity light up this 2019 with a racier, crunchier, red-fruited feel than last year's release.

 

Region

The Adelaide Hills are certainly alive - perhaps not with the sound of music - but rather,  vast quantities of unique wines that circulate through the region's pristine body. This region is still a new kid on the Australian wine block - but is producing finessed cool climate classics such as Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Hipster’s will be happy in the Adelaide Hills too, with the region being home to a plethora of alternative varietals such as Blaufrankisch and Gruner Veltliner. 

The Hills are chock full of cellar doors serving up the best of the region's food and wine output. The cooler climate that comes with altitude serves as an important point of difference from the warmer regions in Adelaide - tarty and acidic wines dominate over the more ripe fruit that can be found elsewhere in the State of Adelaide. 


Reviews

"Just delicious pinot here with such freshness and silky, alluring style. Aromas of light, bright red cherries, nicely played oak spice and youthful, sappy and reductive complexity. The palate is so, so juicy. Really mouth-filling flavors of ripe cherries and red plums are unleashed in smooth style. Drink now. Screw cap." 94 points, Jamessuckling.com