Shaw & Smith Lenswood Pinot Noir
Shaw & Smith
"Source: From block one in our Lenswood Vineyard. First planted in 1999, it has east and west facing aspects and reaches 500 metres above sea level. The soil is brown loam over clay with some broken shale and stone on the ridges. Season: The 2019 growing season was one that challenged even the most experienced and well equipped vignerons. Those that made the most of it produced small crops of very clean fruit with wonderful flavour and intensity. Natural acidity is a feature in all of the wines despite the warm dry summer. Vinification: Grapes were hand picked and hand sorted, before being tipped into open fermenters, either as whole bunches (around 20%) or destemmed whole berries. Long, gentle fermentation and maceration followed, then 10 months in new (30%) and used French oak puncheons. Unfiltered and unfined."
"A Pinot Noir of delicacy and fragrance, with fresh acid, and subtle layers of flavour and texture. Deep in colour, with red fruit and spice aromas. Complex and dense with a bright palate and savoury finish." - Winemakers note