We’re so, so close.
The Piccadilly Valley traditionally calls vintage a little later than most, but that’s why the Adelaide Hills Wine Region saves the best for last. The reason is the cool climate environment in which we grow our vines, due to the altitude – which is some 550 meters above sea level.
The Piccadilly Valley has its own micro-climate which means our weather conditions and temperatures can vary dramatically from other areas around the Adelaide Hills and certainly on the plains. As one of the wettest and coldest places in South Australia, things take a little longer – fruitwise – to come of age and ready themselves for harvest. The climate is perfect for cool climate varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and of course, Pinot Noir; a complex but delicate beast that only grows in a handful of pockets around the globe.
In my view, considering the alluring flavours and wonderful perfumes, tannin notes and boastful length, Pinot Noir can take as long as it likes – it’s always worth the wait.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m excited about this vintage and should start sampling this week to get my hands dirty in the chemistry of it all.
We’re so close I can feel it.