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2016 School House Pinot Noir

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Always deep coloured, School House 2016 has a gorgeous perfume and creamy fruit delivery. Thrilling wine from high altitude (420m) Bendigo.

Always deep coloured, School House 2016 has a gorgeous perfume and creamy fruit delivery. Thrilling wine from high altitude (420m) Bendigo.

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Always deep coloured, School House 2016 has a gorgeous perfume and creamy fruit delivery.  Visually beautiful, it is a vineyard that consistently performs.

Deeply coloured, with alluring dark fruit, anise, and mocha aromatics.  The palate is sweetly layered, with delicate generosity on the front giving way to an intensely structured mid.  Firm, yet suavely sculpted back tannins lead the long, sustained finish.

Tasting notes

 schoolhouse winemaking

Cellaring

From a high quality vintage, 2016 School House Pinot Noir will be beautiful after five years and will comfortably last ten.  

Technical Specifications

Harvest Analysis
Harvest Date: 9 April 2016
˚Brix: 24ºBrix
Titratable Acidity: 7.00g/L
pH: 3.30 pH
Wine Analysis
Alcohol: 14% v/v
Residual Sugar: nil
Titratable Acidity: 5.70g/L
pHpH: 3.60 pH

Vineyard Location

5 Star - Raymond Chan

2016 School House Pinot Noir

Full, dark, ruby-red colour with good depth and slight purple hues, youthful in appearance. This has a refined, tightly bound and concentrated core of aromatic dark-red cherry fruit lifted by dark-red and violet florals, entwined with subtle layers of dark herbs, with nuances of whole bunch stalk perfumes and spicy oak notes. The nose is beautifully refined and elegant in expression. Medium-full bodied, the palate has sweetly rich and lusciously ripe, fragrant and aromatic dark cherry and berry fruit along with violet florals. The fruit is complexed by subtle dark herb and whole bunch notes and some lifted, spicy oak.

The tannin extraction is very fine, lending a velvety texture. The wine flows along a fine line to a sustained, aromatic finish. This is a beautifully aromatic Pinot Noir with red cherry and floral fruit with complex herb and whole bunch nuances, and fine, powdery tannin extraction.

94 Points - Robert Parker

2016 School House Pinot Noir

From a steep, high-elevation site in Bendigo, the 2016 School House Pinot Noir is less perfumed than the China Terrace bottling, but it still has some violet and tea aromas. The fruit is rich and dark, reminiscent of black cherries and blueberries, with an underpinning of savory earth. Give this medium to full-bodied, firmly structured wine a couple of years in the cellar.

95 5 Star - Bob Campbell

2016 School House Pinot Noir

Concentrated and reasonably creamy pinot noir with strong dark fruit, plum, berry and subtle floral flavours against a background of smoky oak. A ripe, tight wine with obvious cellaring potential

Food Match

Match this wine with any red meat or game, especially venison.

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