2018 Gower Pinot Noir
Oh, Gower… Swaby Chardonnay’s elegant other half who always knows his mind. 2018 was a year of ‘masculine’ characters across all of our varietals – leaving aside wafting perfumes to cooler vintages – a profile that suits Gower to a tee. Musk and undergrowth on the nose Morello cherries, exotic spices and white pepper on the palate with great tannic structure. A handsome balance between finesse and power – broad shoulders and a slim waist. With a nod to European styling, this wine is all clarity of purpose and no apologies.
100% Lenswood Pinot Noir, handpicked, 100% whole bunch, wild-yeast fermentation, one month on skins, only four barrels made, 10 months in 25% new French oak, bottled in December 2017, unfiltered & unfined. Vintage 2015 and 2016 Won the Trophy for BEST Pinot Noir at the Adelaide Hills Wine Shows 2016 and 2017