Estate-owned, managed and farmed, the 5 acre Arranmore Vineyard planted from 1995- 1998, is situated at Carey Gully in the Piccadilly Valley (Adelaide Hills).
The Arranmore Vineyard has been farmed organically since January 2016 and will undergo the process to become NASAA Certified Organic in 2018.
The vineyard is East facing and sits at 550 meters above sea level. Pinot Noir Clone D5V12
Hand-picked and hand-sorted to tank, 100% whole bunches. Cold soaked prior to wild fermentation on skins. Pressed to barrel once dry.
50% new oak, 50% older used oak, 100% French, 6 months in barrel.
Lees stirred in oak for a few months. Wine remained on full lees until racked before bottling.
Unfined and unfiltered. Small SO2 addition pre-bottling, no other additions. Bottled October 2017, 51 dozen.
2017 is the first release of Theia Pinot Noir.
Think strawberries in a forest, lifted with sweet red berries, spice and jam. Lively and bright, yet savoury and broody – the yin and yang of Pinot.
Ready to drink at release, will improve with cellaring.
Alcohol 12.5% alc/vol.
Sugar/GF Dry / <0.1g/L