Elgin Vintners Ridgelands Pinot Noir 2018
👃🏼 The nose is lovely; more open than a hollywood marriage, with elements of mushroom, rose petals, oaky vanilla, & red plum (okay…and maybe a hint of dried leaves).
👄 Palate is soft, approachable, light, fresh. There is a hint of ripe red plum sweetness, kept its honest by cherry candy and pomegranate acidity. Some of the more savoury flint & mushroom notes offer mild complications. No tannins on the tail to speak of.
🔬 Vineyards are at between 500m and 100m ASL. Grapes were 30% whole-bunch pressed, and then fermented in open-top fermenters. Wine spent 11 months in 228-litre barrels (standard size for burgundy).
Submit your review