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Murdoch Hill Artisan Series | Surrey Pinot Meuinier

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Current Vintage: 2019


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

 

2019's Surrey is drawn from a small single vineyard in the Piccadilly Valley, an elevated (550 metres) northwest-facing parcel that is home to 20-plus-year-old vines. A dry, warm growing season resulted in an early harvest and concentrated fruit. This was wild-fermented in small-batch, open fermenters with 40% whole bunches.

Maturation took place in barriques and puncheons (20% new Stockinger oak) for six months. In the right hands Meunier's stock continues to rise in Australia, and this is a great example of why. It's a wonderfully elegant and savoury red, with a juicy, cherry, plum and sappy-noted palate and a vibrant and mouth-watering close.

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

"Very attractive, fresh-strawberry aromas here with a sappy, herbal and light peppery edge, as well as fresh red cherries. The palate has a sleek, juicy feel with smooth, creamy texture and plush, supple strawberries, laced with biscuit spices. So lively. Drink now. Screw cap." 94 points, Jamessuckling.com