Francis John Pinot Noir 2016

Portrait Series



“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”.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Technical Notes


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
Viticulturist: Darren Golding
Alcohol Volume: 12%
Closure: Stelvin
Maturation: 12 months on older French oak
Cellar Potential: 8+ years
Residual Sugar: Dry
Acidity: 6.11g/L
pH: 3.56
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Francis John 2016 Tasting Notes

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