100% Pinot Noir from Howard Park’s Mount Barker vineyard and based off the 2019 vintage. Free run juice is fermented in old French oak and stainless with only a portion of each going through malolactic fermentation. Tiraged in August 2019 and then spending 33 months on lees before disgorgement.
Howard Park, Jeté, Rosé, Great Southern, NV
Coppery peach in hue. Plentiful fine, fast moving beading. Warm baking spices, flaky cherry Danish, sea spray, orange zest and orange bitters. Tight mousse held in place with nervy acidity. Savoury and extra dry (3.7 grams of residual sugar), offering gamey and umami nuances over light red fruits. Chalky, understated texture through the classy finish.
Rating: 18.25/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Howard Park and Blend PR