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Shaw and Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noirtext
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Shaw and Smith Lenswood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Ranges, Adelaide, South Australia, AustraliaFrom their home base in cool climate Lenswood, Adelaide Hills, this pinot noir was planted in 1999 at 500m in brown loam over clay, dotted with shale and stones. This was 30% whole bunch, native fermented long and slow before 10 months in oak puncheons prior to bottling without fining or filtration. The latter is evident through the slightly dusky hue, leading into scents of forest floor, perfumed plum, dark cherry, wild mushrooms, laced with iodine and herbal branchy notes. Tannins are soft and furry, while acidity is bright, carrying this to a lingering, baking spiced finish. Drinking smartly now, with a slight chill and ideally with wild mushroom / truffled dishes.Tasted: 02 April 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 117.99 select private retailers in July 2021 AB 98.99 select private retailers in July 2021 MB 114.99 select private retailers in July 2021 Producer: Shaw & SmithDistributors: Trialto Wine Group
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 9316770511723