Lethbridge Pinot Noir 'Menage a Noir' 2022-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Lethbridge Pinot Noir 'Menage a Noir' 2022

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  • TASTING NOTE: This Pinot is distinctly Geelong in character -  dark cherry, satsuma plums and red berry aromas, savoury woodland earthiness with crunchy red berries and fine, firm tannins. It has an elegant mouthfeel and lingering fresh finish.
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Fruit sourced from various Geelong sub-regions was destemmed and cold soaked on arrival. Wild yeast fermentation took place in a mixture of small 500L open vats with pigeages and 3000L wooden fermenter with daily pump-over. Post fermentation maceration enabled good tannin and colour extraction. The wine was matured in vat for 8 months prior to bottling.
  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Maree Collis and Ray Nadeson are not your average winemaker/owners of a boutique winery. Both were initially trained as research scientists and hold PhD degrees in chemistry and medicine, respectively. Mid career they made the decision to pursue their alternate passion and together with friend Adrian Thomas established Lethbridge Wines in 1996. Both Maree and Ray completed their winemaking degree at Charles Sturt University after which Ray concluded "winemaking is not really that different to science, both are creative and both involve 99% perspiration, 1% inspiration". Not surprisingly, the site at Lethbridge was selected based on scientific principles such as soil type, degree days and other climatic indicators, yet after purchasing the property in Lethbridge they discovered an ancient old wooden fermentation vat in one of the old sheds. Further investigation revealed that site had originally been planted by Swiss vignerons in the 1870's before the scourge of phylloxera decimated the Geelong wine region. This story is compelling in the connection between traditional wisdom and modern science. The focus of Lethbridge Wines is to produce wines that are textural, savoury and reveal characters true to variety and terroir.  The fruit, if not estate grown, is from selected special sites tended by passionate people. While best known for Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Shiraz, Lethbridge also produce Riesling, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Merlot, Sangiovese and Gamay.
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • REGION: Geelong, Victoria
  • VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Ray Nadeson
  • CLASSIFICATION: Minimal Intervention, Sustainable Farming, Vegan
  • CLOSURE: Screwcap
  • ABV%: 13.3%
  • SIZE: 750ml


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