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Bird in Hand

Made from 100% Adelaide Hills grown Pinot Noir and harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour.

Pale salmon pink, with a lifted floral nose displaying hints of strawberry, red apple and pink grapefruit. Lively flavours of fresh strawberry with a textured mid-palate and a delicate bead that leads to a crisp, clean finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

12.2 g/L

pH

3.23

ACIDITY

5.9 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

HARVEST DATE

February 2019

FINED USING

Isinglass and gelatine

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

Yes

CLOSURE

Muselet cage

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

A challenging growing season started with May to September’s total rainfall being 33% below average, resulting in low subsoil moisture levels. Low lying areas were affected by several frosty mornings in late September and early October. Generally mild spring conditions resulted in a later and longer flowering period, which was interrupted by a severe spring storm in late November. Heavy rain, strong winds and patches of hail caused damage to shoots and bunches, resulting in poor flowering for most varieties across the region. Cooler than average weather throughout December slowed berry development, suggesting that the 2019 vintage would be later than average. However, a very hot and dry January and February reversed this trend, and when combined with low crop loads, grapes transitioned quickly through véraison and began to ripen rapidly. Careful irrigation management and harvest scheduling ensured that grapes were still harvested at the optimal time for flavour and style. Cooler and dry conditions from mid-March into April provided ideal conditions for ripening of red varieties.

Vinification details

Machine picked in the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour, the grapes were crushed and destemmed straight to press with minimal time on skins to extract only the lightest of colour. Free run juice was pressed to tank where it underwent a process of flotation to separate the clearest juice for fermentation. Each batch was fermented with a neutral yeast (EC1118) in stainless steel at cool temperatures (12 -14°C) for approximately 12-14 days. The wine then only spent 4-6 weeks on light lees prior to blending and secondary fermentation. Using the charmat method, the wine underwent second fermentation in a pressurised tank to give the delicate bubbles prior to bottling young and fresh.

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Made from 100% Adelaide Hills grown Pinot Noir and harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour.

A delicate sparkling Pinot Noir, pale salmon pink in colour, with floral notes and hints of strawberry, red apple and pink grapefruit on the nose. Its lively palate evokes flavours of fresh strawberries with textured mid-palate and a delicate bead, leading to a crisp, clean finish. The perfect pre-dinner aperitif or celebratory drink.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

12.5 g/L

pH

3.31

ACIDITY

5.5 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

HARVEST DATE

February 2018

FINED USING

Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Muselet cage

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

VEGETARIAN

No

VEGAN

No

Vintage conditions

A dry start to winter was followed by heavy rains during July and August that resulted in good soil moisture at the start of the growing season. Spring temperatures were 2.8°C above average, resulting in solid canopy growth and generally high fruit set at flowering. Three heatwaves in late January and early February required careful irrigation management to maintain healthy leaves and bunches. Both maximum and minimum temperatures for the ripening period of January through to March were well above long-term average, and rainfall was 50% below average for the same period, resulting in some compression of harvest at its peak. April was the warmest since 2005, and the second warmest in the last 50 years, providing a clean finish to the season with all reds reaching their ideal maturity.

Vinification details

Machine picked in the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour, the grapes were crushed and destemmed straight to press with minimal time on skins to ensure extraction of only the lightest of colour. Free run juice was pressed to tank where it underwent a process knows as flotation to separate the clear juice. Each batch was fermented with a neutral yeast (EC1118) in stainless steel at cool temperatures (12 -14°C) for approx. 12-14 days. The wine then only spent 4-6 weeks on light lees prior to bottling young and fresh. All vineyards parcels were kept separate until blending to allow the winemakers the best possible options for the final wine. Individual batches were chosen based on flavour, complexity and cohesiveness within the blend. Using the Italian ‘Charmat’ method, the wine underwent second fermentation in a pressurised tank to retain the CO2 before being bottled.

 

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Made from 100% Adelaide Hills grown Pinot Noir and harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour.

A light, delicate sparkling Pinot Noir, salmon pink in colour, with floral notes and hints of strawberry and cherry on the nose. Its lively palate evokes flavours of fresh strawberries with a delicate bead, leading to a crisp, clean finish. The perfect pre-dinner aperitif or celebratory drink.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

12.5 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

FINED USING

Isinglass

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Muselet cage

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

Vinification details

Harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour, the grapes were crushed and destemmed straight to press with minimal time on skins to ensure the extraction of only the lightest of colour. Individual batches from each vineyard were kept separate right up until blending, to guarantee the winemakers could select the best fruit based on flavour, complexity and cohesiveness.

Awards

Decanter: 90 pts

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Made from 100% Adelaide Hills grown Pinot Noir and harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour.

This sparkling Pinot Noir has a lifted floral nose with strawberry and cherry aromas and a beautiful blush pink colour from skin contact. A lively palate of fresh strawberries and a delicate bead lends to a crisp and clean finish.

Technical analysis

ALCOHOL

12.5 %

RESIDUAL SUGAR

12.5 g/L

pH

3.32

ACIDITY

6.7 g/L

ORIGIN

Australia

WINEMAKER

Kym Milne MW

VARIETY

Pinot Noir

HARVEST DATE

February 2016

FINED USING

Isinglass, Gelatine

SULPHUR

Total: 80 Free: 30

MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION

No

CLOSURE

Muselet cage

BOTTLE SIZE

75cl

REGION

Adelaide Hills

Vinification details

Harvested during the cool of night to retain freshness and flavour, the grapes were crushed and destemmed straight to press with minimal time on skins to extract the faintest of colour. All batches were fermented separately in stainless steel tanks and kept separate until blending. Samples were then taken from each batch and assessed by the winemaking team who look for fruit complexity, colour and acidity before putting together the best possible blend.

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