Fiona Pinot Noir 2016
Truly great Pinot Noir can be astonishing, because it is both sensually balanced and elegant.
Pinot Noir is called The Heartbreak Grape by winemakers because it is such a moody grape variety to grow and a very difficult wine to make. You can work so hard at it and when it doesn’t work well, it will break your heart. But when you do make a beautiful example, you immediately forget all about all the hard times and small disappointments. You fall straight back in love. It is a wine that has that sort of hold over you.
What’s in a Name?
We call it after Bruce Jack's sister (a real Pinot lover) who was the inspiration to make Pinot Noir in this style from cool climate fruit.
A solid garnet colour with rosy edges make this wine a stunner from the word go.
There is an explosion of mulberry, thyme and violets on the nose surrounded by smoky and earthy richness.
Layers of plum, Chanterelle mushrooms and dark chocolate fills the palate. The wine show tremendous complexity and the finish are lingering and sumptuous.
9 months in 60% American 30% French 10% Hungarian oak barrels
Love For Fiona Pinot Noir 2016
- Four stars 2010 WINE Magazine
- Four stars 2010 John Platter Wine Guide
- Four stars 2009 John Platter Wine Guide
- 100% Pinot Noir
Serve this wine at 13-15 °C with fish, especially grilled salmon and seared tuna. It will also go absolutely perfect with coq au vin and any game bird dishes.
Also serve with everyday dishes such as cottage pie and meatloaf; with duck in fruity sauces, charcuterie or cold, sliced meat; and vegetarian dishes based on mushrooms.
- Alcohol 14%
- Residual Sugar 3.2 g/l
- Total Acid 5.9 g/l
- pH 3.45