This is analogue wine.
Pure, like a classic car, it oozes raw style.
Our belief is that the production of Pinot Noir is rarely without obstacle.
That's why we love it and why we praise the accomplished seasons.
2021 is certainly one of those.
Minimal intervention winemaking is always key with Pinot Noir. But when it comes to a variety so delicate and challenging, experience teaches you never put the cart before the horse.
Measured vineyard inputs, the details and collaboration between winemaker and grape grower is the path to the highest quality.
Everyone needs a go-to Pinot on their wine rack. We've dedicated decades to make this yours.
2021 vintage shows off garnet red, a deeper hue than many previous Vinteloper releases.
Aromas of redcurrant, spice, cherry, strawberry, toast and have just a hint of complex sulphide. It reveals immediately that it's a wine of purpose, carefully considered.
On the palate the varietal fruit characters are strong. It screams Pinot Noir. Cranberry, red apple skins, baking spice, sage, bay leaf, structured and lingering.
The bright fruit flavours serve to support the complex and layered five-spice, earth and mineral characters.
Tannins are extremely fine and structured, allowing the palate to persist and deepen.
Where it comes from
- Fruit sourced from two sub-regions in the Adelaide Hills - Lenswood and Kuitpo.
- Growers: Robb Cootes (Lenswood) and Ben Schmaal (Kuitpo)
- Clones D5V12 (Lenswood) and MV6 (Kuitpo)
- Harvest date: 10.3.21 (Lenswood) and 25.3.21 (Kuitpo)
- Label Art: @shazhong
What we did to it
- Wild yeast fermentation, on skins for a total of 10 days, with 20% whole bunches included.
- Matured for 10 months in French oak.
- 40% new.
- Bottled without fining or filtration.
What we match it with
- Those friends who know good wine and will appreciate it.
- Anytime we're looking for lighter style red, with class and purity, this is our go-to.