Pinot Noir 2023



BACKGROUND – At Simon Tolley Wines we are firm believers that great wine is made in the vineyard. To this end, no stone is unturned to grow the best quality fruit we can on our family vineyard at Woodside in the Adelaide Hills. To grow the best fruit, you need to select not only the right site but also the right clone to deliver the results that you want to achieve in the finished wine. For Pinot Noir, we have chosen MV6 and the 777 clones. The MV6 clone is famous for the deep cherry and dark strawberry characters with hints of spice. Firm tannins but more back palate orientated, it is a more savoury oriented grape. Clone 777 offers an aromatic nose of rhubarb, black cherry, pomegranate, guava, wood spice, and earth. In the mouth, there is an undercurrent of savoriness and juicy red fruit.

HARVEST – A relatively mild summer with low yielding vines, providing perfect conditions to select a near perfect parcel of Pinot Noir fruit from our Cellar Door vineyard at Woodside within the Adelaide Hills on the 5th of April 2023. The cellar door site is 500M elevated and has a Southerly aspect, perfect for ripening high quality fruit.


WINEMAKING – Well attended vines were harvested in the cool of the morning; approximately 9 months in French oak barrels.


CHARACTER – A bright crimson red colour with an expressive bouquet and silky-smooth tannins. Bright cherry and raspberry flavours backed with notes of baking spice, with a vibrant peppery character.


RELEASE DATE – 1-12-2023


ALCOHOL – 13.5% alc/vol


SCREW CAP – Ensuring freshness and longevity.


Simon Tolley; Viticulturist


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