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2017 HARE HUNTER PINOT NOIR

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Our Pinot Noir journey began in 2012 with the planting of our first Pinot Noir vines, taking advantage of the coolest patches in our vineyard. We set out with a vision to deliver a beautiful and elegant expression of Eden Valley Pinot Noir and I believe that is exactly what we have achieved with this wine.

Hare hunting has been a much enjoyed pastime for our teenage grandsons over the past couple of years. Despite their best efforts, the lads had never been able to nab one in our Pinot patch… until last year… coincidentally the year of our first release Eden Valley Pinot Noir, and they managed three! This year they added only 1 more to the tally, so the hunt continues…

Gold Medal – 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Read ourblog post about the rise of Eden Valley Pinot Noir.

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Our 2017 Pinot Noir is an excellent lighter style red wine, for wine lovers looking for elegance. Pale crimson in colour with lifted violet and cherry aromas, hints of rose and sandalwood. Delicate red fruits entice the palate, bringing a slow dance of white pepper spice that all Pinot drinkers look for. Our Pinot Noir will continue to open up, developing in structure with time in the glass. Soft tannins, shying at first, come to life, giving that perfect finishing grip that world class Pinot Noir must accomplish.

Gold Medal – 2019 Melbourne International Wine Competition

Silver Medal – 2019 New Zealand International Wine Show

Silver Medal – 2018 New York World Wine and Spirits Awards

Silver Medal – 2018 San Francisco International Wine Show

A portion of our Pinot Noir vines are planted at the highest point on our vineyard, sitting at an altitude of approximately 480m above sea level, with the remaining planted in the two coolest spots in slightly lower parts of our vineyard, at an altitude of around 450m. While our whole vineyard enjoys cool climate conditions, these particular patches are the coolest parts, with rocky soils; ideal for pinot ripening.

2017 Vintage Summary:

Eden Valley’s 2017 vintage was an absolute cracker, producing some stand out wines for Brockenchack and delivering 4 gold and 6 silver medals across our range. With good soil moisture and cooler temperatures, the vines were very healthy vines at vintage time – and a later harvest date meant the grapes ripened more slowly, enabling consistent fruit development and a gradual accumulation of sugars and flavours, which is exactly what winemakers are looking for, to produce these high quality wines.

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