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2016 Murdoch Hill Artisan Surrey Pinot Meunier

Region:Adelaide Hills , SA

Style:Light Bodied

Producer:Murdoch Hill

Quick Overview

Pinot Meunier is one alternative variety you should be keeping a close eye on. This is one of the country’s finest at the moment. Get stuck into it!


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About

Michael Downer’s approach to his Artisan label is one that we are seeing again and again from the ‘Young Guns’ of Aussie wine. Less is more.

This Pinot Meunier is grown on two vineyards in the Adelaide Hills, the fruit from Oakbank lending some high-toned aromatics and ‘prettiness’ to the slightly more ‘broody’ portion coming from Piccadilly.

The winemaking is stripped right back. The fruit is doing all the talking and we loved what it was saying.

Mike Bennie gushed over this release giving it 92 points and the more reds like this available in the country, the better we say. Get familiar with this variety, it’s starting to do some wonderful things in this country and this release is one of the most interesting getting around.

What It Tastes Like

“Blastoff. This rockets out of the glass. It’s all pickled cherries, sweet spice, crisp acidity and light, powdery tannins. It sits up in the palate and positively bursts forth. It’s a smile on your dial and a dip in your step. It’s fine, fresh and fruity, then shows some mettle of faint structure even amongst the loose-knit feel. Indeed, I like the spread of soft, tangy flavour as the wine opens up too. It’s got lots going for it, with drinkability and enjoyment to the fore.” - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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Murdoch Hill owner/winemaker Michael Downer