Vintage 2017
Wine Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Region Australia
Nineteen crimes turned criminal into colonists. Upon conviction, British rogues, guilty of at least one of the 19 crimes, were sentenced to live in Australia, rather than death. This punishment by ‘transportation’ began in 1788, and many of the lawless died at sea. For the rough-hewn prisoners who made it to shore, a new world awaited. As pioneers in a frontier penal colony, they forged a new country and new lives, brick by brick.This wine is borne of the rules they broke and the culture they built. And like our legendary rogues, it’s a taste that’ll live forever in infamy.

 

Tasting Notes

The colour of this 2017 Pinot Noir is a medium intense burgundy with a  youthful  purple  rim.  Lifted  notes  of  cherry  and  strawberry  fruit  complement  rich  vanillin  overtones  giving  warm  and  inviting  aromas  on the nose of this wine. The palate is medium-bodied with soft, round tannins, cherry and strawberry fruit with sweetness which complements the  vanilla  and  spice  oak  undertones.  All  these  elements  combined  create a well-balanced, enjoyable wine with a long finish.

Vintage Notes

Vintage 2017 had a cool start, with bud break through flowering and fruit  set  taking  its  time,  in  some  locations  delaying  the  start  of  the  season  by  several  weeks.  Patience  and  a  close  eye  in  the  vineyards  allowed fruit to develop slowly, enhancing complexity and developing layers  of  flavor.  Harvest  was  also  late,  with  isolated  weather  that  was  well  managed  by  vineyard  teams  who  got  dust  on  their  boots  while  keeping a close eye on the fruit. 
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