Power with finesse. The 2016 Sabre Pinot Noir layers cuts of dark cherry and forest berries with subtle spice notes on the nose. Rich fruit and floral lift lead to a finale of lingering gossamer tannins with nuances of toasty oak.
The grapes for The Sabre are from some of the oldest and best sited Pinot Noir vineyards in the high cool climate Lenswood and Piccadilly sub-regions of the Adelaide Hills. We work with our growers to produce moderate yields of fruit, well exposed to sunlight to maximise colour and ripe flavours.
A multi vineyard and multi clonal wine. Made in small batches, all cold soaked and hand plunged in open fermenters. 100% malolactic fermentation andaged in French oak barriques (25% new) for ten months prior to blending. Bottled in March 2017 after minimal filtration.