2019 Lethbridge Pinot Noir

Geelong, Vic

Sexy, seductive Pinot, from the mad professor of Geelong.



Striking in its structure and force of personality.

Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion)

About This Wine

Ray Nadeson is one of the most unique, engaging, and intelligent winemakers we’ve come across, so when he says this is the sexiest wine he makes, we stand up and pay attention.

It attracts first with its captivating aroma, earthy, mushroomy, enticing with some exotic dark cherry and wet leaves or forest floor. Dark plums and spice abound on the nose, this wine is savoury and spicy on the palate. This is a wine of finesse with dense red and black cherries, forest floor characters and fine and complex tannins.

Smell, taste, touch, and desire… sounds sexy to us.


About Lethbridge Wines

Lethbridge is living proof that those pie-in-the-sky ideas you have with friends over a glass of wine can come true (if you are as talented and hard working as Ray Nadeson, Maree Collis and Adrian Thomas).

This operation is considered one of the leading lights in the 'natural wine' movement, being founded on the idea that great fruit should speak for itself.

The vineyards are grown with an organic philosophy and as little as possible is added to the wines through the winemaking process. The wines have a certain style to them, but most of all, the song of Geelong sings through the whole range.

They are fascinating and delicious all at once.

Ray and Maree
Ray and Maree
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

"After over 20 years of making wine, I am just going to say it. Pinot noir is the sexiest grape variety. And believe me, I have made more than my share of varieties." Ray Nadeson-Lethbridge


Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Lethbridge likes big barrels...
Lethbridge likes big barrels...
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Ray Nadeson writes some of the most lyrical wine labels going. His hope with this wine is to reveal tannins that feel 'like you are melting into a soft cushion'. Well, they are certainly supple. A big proponent of whole-bunch fermentation, his '19 is striking in its structure and force of personality, with an imposing herbal imprint, chocolate cherry and red berries. Balance of oak/fruit/tannin is impressive, but the sustained length is that and more." Jeni Port (Halliday Wine Companion) 

The Wine Front

"Spicy, cherry and chocolate, dried herb and liquorice. It’s medium-bodied, combines all the sappy/spicy/savoury/fruity things, with a sort of honey nut richness, firm shapely coal dust tannin, meaty and slightly sour-edged to close, with excellent length and no shortage of character. It’s not a ‘pretty’ Pinot, more guttural and earthy, but a very good one nonetheless." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


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