Vinteloper - ODEON Pinot Noir 2016 - Adelaide Hills Wine
Vinteloper - ODEON Pinot Noir 2016 - Adelaide Hills Wine

Vinteloper Wines

OPN/17 - ODEON Pinot Noir

Sale price$140.00
Amount:1 bottle
If you're looking for luxury with an added edge, this is it.

Just 1008 bottles produced.
Handcrafted in the Adelaide Hills.
Turn heads as you slide this on the table.

The stakes are high here. Our 'White Label' Pinot Noir from 2017 ranks in our top two ever released. This wine, from the same vintage, continues the pedigree of 2017 as the best ODEON Pinot Noir we've released to date.

The story of ODEON Pinot Noir is something truly beautiful. A single-vineyard wine from grapes grown by our neighbour, Robb Cootes, who owns the most immaculate, well managed, near perfect, organic & sustainably managed vineyard we have ever seen.

His story is one that you can barely imagine happening today. In the late 1970's and early 1980's Robb knew he wanted to plant a vineyard, of Pinot Noir, in the cool climate of the Adelaide Hills. 

After searching the highest parts of the hills for the perfect blend of soil, rainfall, elevation, slope and aspect, he settled on a bushland plot just north east of Lenswood. 

Over the following few years, the sections set aside for the vineyard were cleared, with the rocks and trees that were removed used to hand-build a stone & wood house on the property.  An early pioneer of off-grid living, Robb's house ran only off solar power, a wood stove and harvested rainwater. 

His vineyard, every vine close-planted painstakingly by Robb, and nurtured from 1986 to today, is a beautiful reflection of his core personal values, attention to detail, and the 1008 bottles made are a tribute to his vision that began 40 years ago.

The perfect acknowledgement of dedication, for special moments and creating memories.

Tasting notes

The facade is delicate and tense. It's the potency that follows is breathtaking, and it's in that first sip you start to understand the difference between good and exceptional.

The ultra-lean colour is the hallmark of this vineyard. Emerging from the pale hue are flocks of floral, spice, tart cherry, cinnamon and dried herb. Next is earth, woodsmoke and orange rind freshness. The structure is shocking. Muscular. A wolf in sheep's clothing.

Where it comes from
  • Single Vineyard. Lenswood, Adelaide Hills.
  • Planted 1986
  • Steep east-facing slope. E/W row orientation.
  • Clone D5V12
  • 460-510m elevation.
  • Grower: Robb Cootes
What we did to it
  • Hand-harvested on April 6th 2017
  • Crushed it manually by hand and foot.
  • Natural yeast fermentation.
  • 33% whole bunches included. Plus 7% by weight extra stems
  • Matured in French Oak for 15 months. 50% new.
  • Aged in bottle for 2.5 years prior to release.
  • Bottles produced: 1008
  • Label Art: @fauxnonfaux