2018 Murdoch Hill Pinot Meunier

Adelaide Hills, SA

Light, crunchy and down-right gulggable Pinot Meunier by Young Gun, Michael Murdoch.

$30.00

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About The Wine

Murdoch Hill's Michael Downer has a way with Pinot Meunier.

This is his first release of a varietal Pinot Meunier under the Murdoch Hill label. It's as fresh as a daisy.

A very delicate expression of the variety, this fruit comes from a high-altitude vineyard in the Picadilly sub-region. It was fermented with a high portion of whole bunches adding a dash of candied fruit sweetness and super-fine tannin.

It's a warm-weather red. Get into it.

About Murdoch Hill

Murdoch Hill is a family-owned winery captained by talented young winemaker Michael Downer.

Downer splits the range in two: his clean-cut, consistently high-quality ‘Estate’ wines are excellent value and perpetually reliable, and his quirky, adventurous ‘Artisan’ wines which offer an alt-styling and different shades of the region.

With the combination of high-quality Adelaide Hills fruit grown on the family estate and the undoubted talent in the winery, this is a Hills producer on the up and up!

A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
A smiling Michael Downer in the family vineyard
Oakbank, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A selection from vineyards in the high altitude Piccadilly Valley from Uraidla, Here the vineyards have a North West aspect giving plenty of sunshine required to express this intriguing grape varietal to it’s full potential. These vines stand at 525m taking a few degrees edge off the summer heat with very cool night temperatures, retaining beautiful natural acidity. On the Western ridges of Oakbank with an elevation of 400m, ripening much earlier than the Piccadilly Valley and shows much more aromatic vibrant bright red cherry fruits, overall a much finer delicate style of Pinot Meunier.

This wine is made to best express both the unique characters of Pinot Meunier and of the Adelaide Hills, using a more hands off winemaking approach with more traditional techniques. Including a high proportion of whole bunches, natural fermentation from indigenous yeast, no acidification and bottling without any fining or filtration. The wine is matured in older French oak for a short period to best express the fruit.

Blend : Pinot Meunier (100%)
ABV : 0.13
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Like a bright summer aperitif, punchy red cherry and strawberry fruits, underpinned with an earthy forest floor character. Beautiful natural acidity and light, powdery tannins. Overall a fine delicate style Pinot Meunier." - Murdoch Hill

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