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Release of the 2015 Amungula Creek Pinot Noir -


We are in the process of releasing our 2015 Amungula Creek Pinot Noir. The good news, we have more wine than in previous years. 

Wines will be released to 

  • Gold Customers on 28 May
  • Silver Customers on 6 June 
  • Bronze Customers on 13 June (We Sold out at 6:20pm on 13th of June - sorry for those who missed out)

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The 2015 Amungula Creek Pinot Noir

The 2014/15 season was one of the least complicated vintages in a long time. Good winter rains, normal budburst, and warm, but not hot weather. Indeed, the hottest day of the vintage, was on November 23rd when we hit 37.4C, and the temperature never again exceeded 33C. A huge fruit set - not just on our vines, but throughout the district - meant we had to remove excess fruit - a welcome change to the previous 5 vintages! We picked 5.5 tonnes of close to perfect fruit on March 15th - our largest crop ever (but still only 2.2 tonnes/acre). Our vintage (as well as some astronomy) was featured on ABC Landline

Vinification was very easy for these wines with the wild ferments sailing through in record time. We used approximately 30% whole bunches given the ripeness of the stems, and pressed the wines after 10 days. Stored in French Oak (1/3rd new) for 22 months - the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The 2015 Amungula Creek is a 50:50 mix of fruit from Maipenrai vineyard, and another nearby vineyard. It has a brickish red hue, and a brambly nose with some dried meat and spice. On the palate, its complex gamy and savoury character is set within a medium body of plummy fruit. The wine has a nice tannin line that defines the palate, but due to 22 months in barrel, is ready to drink now. I expect it to continue to improve over the next 5 years, and be drinking well for at least a decade.