Whisson Lake - 2022 Black Label Pinot Noir

2022 Black Label Pinot Noir

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Variety
Pinot Noir
Region
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
Volume
750ml

The Black Label Pinot Noir grapes grow in the lower half of the property, a spot that's sunny and warm during the grape growing season, but cold in winter— the cold air lingers at the bottom of the steep slopes where the younger vines are planted. Some older vine fruit from higher parcels goes in the blend, which helps mitigate the effect of heat spikes during the growing season (clones 114, 115, 777, MV6, D2V6, D5V12, and G8V3 were planted in the 1990s).  15% whole bunches add a stalky appea...Read More...

The Black Label Pinot Noir grapes grow in the lower half of the property, a spot that's sunny and warm during the grape growing season, but cold in winter— the cold air lingers at the bottom of the steep slopes where the younger vines are planted. Some older vine fruit from higher parcels goes in the blend, which helps mitigate the effect of heat spikes during the growing season (clones 114, 115, 777, MV6, D2V6, D5V12, and G8V3 were planted in the 1990s).  15% whole bunches add a stalky appeal and tannin structure. The fruit is voluptuous and extremely well balanced by subtle oak (very tight grained French barrel, 17% new). The wine was aged for 18 to 20 months.  A product of the truly remarkable 2022 vintage in the Adelaide Hills, this ‘Black Label’ represents the very best of a young wine from Whisson Lake. Its pale colour belies its intense fruitiness with heady perfumes of strawberry, roses and sour Davidson’s plum. Dig down and uncover more restrained aromas of crayon, aniseed and fresh earth, with tart fruits on the palate and very pretty tannins. This is another Pinot from Whisson Lake that punches well above its weight. - Mark & Andrie Whisson, Winemakers.

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