Adelaide Hills Giles Pinot Noir

Henschke SKU: IAHGPN13

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir

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100% Pinot Noir. Cherry red with garnet hues. The complex nose shows lifted aromas of black cherries, raspberries and cream, wild berries and herbaceous forest floor nuances with hints of rosepetal florals, cedar and clove spice. The stylish palate begins with strawberry and wild berry fruits, which continue through layers of texture and balanced acidity, supported by elegant minerality and silky tannins for a beautifully long finish. The 2013 harvest was expected to be early, with the Easter full moon very close to the autumn equinox, and sure enough budburst started early in spring 2012 with green shoots emerging in the first week of September suggesting this would be so. All varieties woke to a cool and mild spring, with cabernet the last to greet the sun on October 1. A snow flurry in early October led into a mild November, with warm days and nights providing excellent conditions for flowering. Set was excellent across all varieties. Spring was conspicuous for its dryness but thankfully frost free, and as summer approached the vines developed beautifully balanced canopies and rain was just a distant memory. Matured on lees in 28% new and 72% seasoned French barriques for 10 months prior to blending and bottling. ABV 13.5%