Quick Description [+]
When it comes to the making of this wine, we treat the fruit gently and let nature take its course. Trying too hard would only hide the subtle and elegant nature of this grape variety.
With our Pinot, think dark cherry flavours with spice and a touch of blueberry.
This wine will pique your senses with its blueberry, cherry flavours and a hint vanilla.
The cool, maritime climate of Robe is slightly cooler than Mount Benson (where the majority of Berrigan Wines grows its grapes), so naturally suits itself to Pinot Noir.
This is because Pinot Noir is an early ripening grape variety that needs cool growing conditions to slow down maturation to allow the sugars, flavours and tannins to ripen at the same time. Without this, Pinot Noir can be a little thin, or even worse, it could have no varietal character at all!
Luckily we have the cool climate region of Robe which is ideal for growing premium Pinot Noir grapes.
A slow, cool ferment followed by only 4 months in 1, 2 and 3-year old French oak barrels before an early bottling to capture the delicate nuances.
Bronze medal - Royal Hobart Wine Show
Bronze medal - Royal Melbourne Wine Show
Food Matches [+]
The perfect match is dark chocolate but goes extremely well with tomato-based pasta dishes and pizza