2018 Hersey Light Bright Summer Red

Adelaide Hills, SA

Nouveau Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills built to be glugged with impunity.


Light Bright Summer Red (Pinot Noir) is made to be drunk. Utterly delicious!!

Jono Hersey, owner/winemaker

About The Wine

Jono Hersey is making some very fun wines from his little patch of the Adelaide Hills.

The vineyard was planted in the early 1990s by the first qualified female winemaker in the country. After the vineyard was neglected for some years, the Hersey family purchased it and brought it back to life.

Today, Jono makes the wines with his friend and fellow SA avant-garde producer, Damon Koerner. They are turning out some neat stuff.

This tidy little Pinot Noir is made in a nouveau style. Filled with fresh berried fruits and dainty floral aromatics, it's the perfect red to knock a little chill into and sip on a warm afternoon.

Winemaker Jono Hersey
Winemaker Jono Hersey
Adelaide Hills, SA
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"Nose: Blueberry, rhubarb bramble, wild red cherries, mountain herbs and an overlying cool mint freshness.Palate: Delicate, juicy and delicious. Don’t overthink such a beautiful thing!" - Jono Hersey, owner/winemaker

Additional Info

From The Producer

Light Bright Summer Red (Pinot Noir) is made to be drunk. Utterly delicious!!  

We aim to keep this wine fun and without the pretence that Pinot Noir always needs to be analysed.

Minimal time on skins creates a wine with minimal tannin so the wine can be chilled without a stringent mouth feel.                                                         

Portions barrel fermented but predominately stainless steel to capture bright red and blue fruits.                     

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.0%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml


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Do I have to order in dozens?

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

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