2018 Brackenwood Gamay Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

A delightful, light Summery blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir


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About The Wine

Brackenwood is a biodynamically farmed vineyard set amongst the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

Ex-sommelier-come-vineyard owner Damon Nagel has employed the craftsmanship of winemaker Laz Horvath to bring his dream of creating wines of "regional character and vintage variation" to fruition.

This blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir is treated gently from day one. The fruit is picked by hand and fermented with indigenous yeasts, the two varieties playing off each other beautifully in this wine. As Laz told us, “the key thing in the winemaking is the cold soak (4 days before ferment), it just adds complexity to the flavour profile”. He's done a great job here.

These two varieties play so well together. It's a gluggable fresh and vibrant red wine which is ideally suited for warmer weather.

Brackenwood vineyard
Brackenwood vineyard
Adelaide Hills, SA
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From The Producer

While Brackenwood wholeheartedly believe in the biodynamic winemaking philosophy, the real benefit has to be in the enjoyment of the wines themselves.

Using biodynamic principles allows Brackenwood to capture regional character and vintage variation. This comes from handpicking grapes in small batches, which are then wild fermented using the vineyard’s indigenous yeasts. Maturation takes place in French and Hungarian oak barriques and minimal filtration allows our wines to develop to their full potential.

Blend : Pinot Noir, Gamay
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

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This is some great drinking. Fresh flowers, hint of candied fruit and some spice from the whole bunch ferment. It's a bright and perky, red full of delicious juicy, soft red fruit. Such personality in the wine. Big smiles here. - Different drop Wine Team

DDS review

"Light in colour; I spy some whole-bunchy characters on the nose, those Campari-esque, Amaro herbal aromatics that make these styles so appealing. Brambley cherry and redcurrant fruit aromas lead the way with hints of freshly cut flowers, Asian spice, cherry clafoutis, forest floor and light gamey tones. Light, airy and just deliciously assembled in the mouth, it walks that knife-edge of bitter and sweet. A lovely fruit weight and a bright demeanor add up to good drinkin’. Another red that will take a light chill for consumption during the warmer months." - Dave Brookes (The Adelaide Review)

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Amazing blend!

This blend in this wine is something not often seen but was extremely memorable. It is easy to drink and not too harsh. Great value for the price!

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