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Friends in the Field - Pinot Noir
Friends in the Field - Pinot Noir
$35.00

Friends in the Field - Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir
2020
Vinteloper x Dr. Edge
Adelaide Hills x Tasmania
1080 bottles produced.

One-off collab wines.
Evidence that our wine community is full of incredible people.

Immediately after the Adelaide Hills Bushfire, old friends from far and wide reached out to offer a hand. Two of those people had the brilliant idea that since we'd lost our grapes, and would struggle to make as much wine, that they would make and donate some to us. This is the result...

Peter Dredge (Dr. Edge) is famous for several things, so writing a bio for someone with such talent presents its challenges. When you distil it all down, he's an artist by its truest definition. Single-minded in the pursuit of making world-class wine, the chance to put our heads together on this one was not to be taken for granted. 

Amount 1 bottle
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Only left in stock

We love how seductive this blend of cool climates can be in the glass. Bony and tight, it's pretty before it gets crazy.

By way of introduction, you get Cranberry, rose, fennel and just that fun(ky) little hint of sulfide to push it outside the mainstream.

Followed up on the pallet by cherry, sage and rhubarb, it starts to challenge you with earth, sapp and spice. It's clear to see the pedigree of the winemakers who've joined forces to put this on the table.

  • Adelaide Hills (70%) by Vinteloper - clone D5V12
  • Tasmania (30%) by Dr. Edge - mixed clone MV6 + 115
  • Adelaide Hills 70% by Vinteloper - clone D5V12
  • Tasmania 30% by Dr. Edge - mixed clone MV6 + 115
  • Tasmanian portion is sourced from 2 vineyards. Tamar Valley and Derwent Valley. 
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • 100% 2020 vintage - one of the lowest yielding in a decade for both Tasmania and the Adelaide Hills. 
  • 30% whole bunch inclusion for both AH and TAS components.
  • 11-12 days on skins for both AH and TAS components. 
  • Matured in French Oak for 15 months.
  • 0% New oak allowing the primary fruit flavour and structure to shine. 
  • Supported by a high proportion of second fill oak.
  • A moment to reflect on the compassion of others, and how we can all do more to support each other. 
  • Ideal serving temperature 12 degrees.

Tasting notes

We love how seductive this blend of cool climates can be in the glass. Bony and tight, it's pretty before it gets crazy.

By way of introduction, you get Cranberry, rose, fennel and just that fun(ky) little hint of sulfide to push it outside the mainstream.

Followed up on the pallet by cherry, sage and rhubarb, it starts to challenge you with earth, sapp and spice. It's clear to see the pedigree of the winemakers who've joined forces to put this on the table.

Where it comes from

  • Adelaide Hills (70%) by Vinteloper - clone D5V12
  • Tasmania (30%) by Dr. Edge - mixed clone MV6 + 115

Facts + Stats

  • Adelaide Hills 70% by Vinteloper - clone D5V12
  • Tasmania 30% by Dr. Edge - mixed clone MV6 + 115
  • Tasmanian portion is sourced from 2 vineyards. Tamar Valley and Derwent Valley. 
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • 100% 2020 vintage - one of the lowest yielding in a decade for both Tasmania and the Adelaide Hills. 
  • 30% whole bunch inclusion for both AH and TAS components.
  • 11-12 days on skins for both AH and TAS components. 
  • Matured in French Oak for 15 months.
  • 0% New oak allowing the primary fruit flavour and structure to shine. 
  • Supported by a high proportion of second fill oak.

What we match it with

  • A moment to reflect on the compassion of others, and how we can all do more to support each other. 
  • Ideal serving temperature 12 degrees.