Francis John Pinot Noir 2016
“We’ve affectionately named this wine after our late and colourful grandfather – Francis John Golding. In one of life’s ironies, he was raised as Peter Bennett, only to discover his true Golding identity upon enlisting in 1939. Although a beer lover at heart (bless him), our Pinot Noir shares many of his idiosyncrasies – it’s complex and irreverent with a warm and generous personality”.
The lightest and brightest style of Pinot due mostly to early harvest in a very warm year. Cherry and red current characters float over the earthy characters creating a more delicate and vibrant style. This wine is great with duck, and game meats. It also works really well with dishes that feature mushrooms. A favourite match of ours is Pinot Risotto with Mushroom, Chestnuts and Cavelo Nero.
|Grape Variety:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Growing Area:||Estate Grown - Western Branch Vineyard|
|Appellation:||Lenswood, Adelaide Hills|
|Winemaking Team:||Darren Golding, Natasha Mooney|
|Maturation:||12 months on older French oak|
|Cellar Potential:||8+ years|