Bright and fresh on the palate, the Airlie Bank Pinot Noir 2019 is bursting with notes of red fruits, liquorice and boysenberry. Delicious. Super pretty and full of fun!
Inspired by Cru Beaujolais, the grapes are picked from vines grown in sandy loam soils with a clay base. 20% whole bunch pressing, the juice undergoes fermentation with indigenous yeasts, 10% in old French hogsheads. Unfined and with minimal filtration.
“I love a wine that’s made for drinking pleasure first and foremost, and these Airlie Bank wines have that goal set firmly in their sights, or more specifically, perky-faced winemaker Tim Shand does. Nuts, cherry, raspberry, a little spice and sap. Fresh, bright, straight-down-the-line and juicy, some fresh strawberry acidity flavour and brightness on the finish, along with a gentle rasp of tannin. In some respects, has the easy drinking appeal of a bigger rosé, if you take my meaning. Regardless, it’s fun and very good to drink. And it’s nearly springtime, as I write. Spot on.” 92 points. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front