Saturday, 30 August 2014

Ridgemill Estate Pinot Noir 2013

This wine was literally an after thought.

There was a surplus of Pinot Noir remaining after making some sparkling so it was put to use here. The only problem is the fruit is not ripe enough.

Morello cherry aromas exactly as you'd get them from the jar, along with fresh raspberries and cold tea. There is also a twiggy character.

Only 10% alcohol, it's quite green and stemmy in the mouth with tight, bitey and tart acid.

Sure it is varietal but the polish is lacking. But hey, it was an after thought. Get the fruit right and I reckon this could be going somewhere.

Not a wine I would be buying. It's quite average.

Region: Granite Belt
RRP: $25

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