S.A. Hot 100 Wines for 2017/18 are announced, Shaw + Smith takes out top spot
An Adelaide Hills staple is crowned the most drinkable wine of 2017/2018: Shaw + Smith’s 2016 Pinot Noir.… Nearly 1400 wines were blindtasted
Perfumed and delicate with silky tannins.
Pinot Noir is the most temperamental of varieties and remains a challenge for site, season and winemaking – Shaw + Smith has joined the quest albeit in a ‘small batch’ way. First produced experimentally in 2004 and commercially in 2007. Site selection, the right clonal mix, minuscule yields and fastidious vineyard management are essential to success.
Even ripening and good growing conditions made 2016 a standout year for Pinot Noir in Lenswood. This vintage is very perfumed with great intensity.
Hand picked and sorted. Combination of whole berry and whole bunch fermentation. Fifteen days on skins. Matured in French oak, majority puncheons.