Classic Budenberg showing violets, fresh black cherry and strawberry jam, with musky notes and background characters of nutmeg spice and a savoury smokiness. Fine grainy tannins and a concentrated juicy mouthfeel, with minerally ironstone and tobacco notes.
Will develop more complexity with bottle age. Benefits from a little time to open in bottle.
Drinking: Ready to drink at release or cellar for up to 5 years.
Alcohol: 14% alc/vol
Release: Winter 2019
100% Piccadilly Valley Pinot Noir grapes.
Hand-made by Candice and Frewin at their small winery in Carey Gully.
Grapes hand-picked & gently destemmed retaining whole berries with 25% whole bunches.
Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation in an open-top tank, gentle hand plunge only, then pressed to barrel once dry.
Matured for 10 months in 100% French oak, 30% new oak.
Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered, vegan.
Bottled February 2018, 79 dozen produced.
The Budenberg Vineyard is managed & organically farmed (uncertified) by Mark & Andrie Whisson. The vineyard is owned by the Budenberg family.
Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills
Map coordinates: -34.97274,138.744384
Clones: Majority 114 & 115, 1 row MV6
Elevation: 540 meters
Aspect: East facing
Rows: 19, 37-44, 66-69, 74-76.
Harvest: 7thApril 2017
Soil: Clay loam and shale with a mix ironstone, blue stone and quartz. An incredibly steep and rocky site.