Plantagenet Three Lions Pinot Noir 2020
Fantastic Friday night get-together dinner wine that pairs well with pizza (psst, we recommend Timbre’s duck pizza)
Plantagenet Three Lions Pinot Noir has a light ruby colour with intensely bright aromatics of morello cherry and charcuterie with hints of forest floor. The palate is vibrant red fruits and savoury earthy notes abound with complex spice and fresh crunchy acidity on the finish. Plantegenet’s three Lions Pinot Noir shows great regional character with depth of flavour and varietal definition.
The 2020 Australian summer was the hottest on record. All Australian wine regions were affected, some greater than others. The Mount Barker region was no exception with significant temperature variations against the long-term average. The months of November, December and February had the greatest variation. This advanced vine development condenses the growing season and forwards the commencement of vintage to be 4 weeks early than the norm. The hot daytime temperatures reduced berry expansion, producing fruit with depth of flavour and colour intensity.
A combination of hand-picked and machine-picked fruit, gently destemmed to closed fermenters and inoculated with a cultured yeast. Pumped over twice daily for an average of 12 days before being pressed to tank. Settled and racked to a combination of french oak barriques and stainless steel tank with french oak staves and matured for 7 months before blending and bottling
Check out Pinot Noir from the other side of the world – Canada.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
Beautifully complex and sweetly ripe, the wine shows dark berry, game, clove and toasted almond characters on the nose with a subtle mushroom note. It’s wonderfully weighted and rounded on the palate, offering elegant mouthfeel and fine texture, leading to a long attractive finish with savoury nuances. At its best: now to 2025.