2018 Ngeringa Uncultured Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills, SA

Bargain biodynamically farmed Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills. "This is a ‘pinot of the year’ contender. Mark my words." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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This is a ‘pinot of the year’ contender. Mark my words.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

Winemaker Erinn Klein has knocked this Pinot out of the park.

The 'Uncultured' series of wines are Erinn's more lo-fi expressions of his biodynamic vineyard in the Adelaide Hills.

This whole bunch Pinot Noir is a ridiculous bargain. It's a wine that will drag you back to the glass again and again, and at this price, you're able to go back as many times as you like!

In his rave review, Mike Bennie calls this a "Stunning pinot noir of complexity and vitality." and a contender for Pinot Noir of the Year in his book. It's a vibrant, smashable Pinot Noir that is full to the brim with delicious sweet fruits and a spicy, savoury finish. Top notch drinking from this class grower/producer.

Winemaker and farmer, Erinn Klein
Winemaker and farmer, Erinn Klein
Adelaide Hills, SA
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From The Producer

Ngeringa Estate’s Uncultured Pinot Noir is made from solely estate-grown fruit, from our steep easterly facing Summit vineyard slope, sitting 360m above sea level, with a direct line of sight to Lake Alexandrina and the Murray mouth, consequently receiving cooling evening breezes which do much to preserve our fruit acids and flavours through the critical weeks of ripening.Wild fermentation, no enzymes, gentle extraction, minimal temperature control.

The grapes are gently hand-harvested and processed using 100% carbonic maceration, which allows for fermentation of the whole berries, meaning that they remain intact without crushing or removal of stems. The fruit is then left to steep for seven days before pressing into small seasoned French barrels, for eleven months of maturation. Our Uncultured Pinot Noir 2018 is lovingly estate bottled under screw cap, with a minimal addition of sulphur to prevent oxidation.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.1%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

Erinn enjoying his Pinot Noir
Erinn enjoying his Pinot Noir
Adelaide Hills, SA
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The Wine Front

"This is a ‘pinot of the year’ contender. Mark my words. Beautiful wine, pretty perfume, herbs and red cherries, touch of sour cherry even, whiffs of botanicals and amaro – a lot going on in aromas. Glossy, shiny, clean and bright in the palate, sappy cherry characters, light creaminess in finish, so fresh in feel with amaro-botanicals jostling with fruit character and just a faint burr of earthy-savouriness and autumnal character. Stunning pinot noir of complexity and vitality." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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