Francis John Pinot Noir 2017 6pk


Portrait Series


19 in stock


“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 – its complex and irreverent with a warm and generous personality”.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Technical Notes


Bolder cherry aromas sit well with the chariness and the smoked meat characters. The wine finishes well with beautiful chalky tannins. A cool and wet spring led to a much later picking date for this fruit.  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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