The Vineyard                                  

Arranmore Vineyard is owned and farmed by Darren and Tatum Pye.

Site location: Piccadilly Valley – Adelaide Hills

Map coordinates: -34.969100, 138.760644

Clones: 114 and 115

Planted: 1998

Elevation: 545 meters

Soil: Rich dark loam with clay and gravel mix, small pieces of quartz and ironstone sprinkled throughout.

Aspect: East facing

Harvest: 19th March 2013

Tonnes: 2.25T


The Winemaking                                  

Hand-picked and destemmed to an open-top fermenter with 20% whole bunches, followed by a 6 day cold soak prior to fermentation.

Gently hand plunged twice daily, with the ferment temperature peaking at 30°C.

Basket pressed direct to oak for 10 months maturation, 100% French, 40% new oak.

Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.

Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,842 bottles


The Wine                                

From this cool and unforgiving site comes a wine of generosity, warmth and spice. Perfumed and lifted with violets, dark cherry fruit and savory notes.

A textural swept palate, with concentrated fruit and silky tannins.

Drinking... Drink now or cellar for 10+ years.

Alcohol 13.5% alc/vol



95 points - Huon Hooke

94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion

92+ points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front


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