2017 Heirloom The Velvet Fog Pinot Noir

2017 Heirloom The Velvet Fog Pinot Noir

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Velvet Fog is a great name for this Pinot, with its flow of ripe red fruit so moreish and easy.

It all comes from Heirloom Vineyards, Elena & Zar Brooks label that makes some classic South Australian wines. Here, we're in light, attractive and well made Pinot Noir territory, with a pretty Pinot of body and elegance.

How can you say no?

Expert Reviews

92 Points - James Halliday - Halliday's Wine CompanionEvery aspect of the wine is dialled up a notch, the red fruits and berries with a soft background of gentle tannins and controlled oak. As good as it will ever be right now.

Tech stuff

Pinot Noir
Heirloom Vineyards
Adelaide Hills
Cellar to 2026
Screw Cap



How's it taste?

The colour is pale ruby red complete with a nourishing murkiness belying its unfiltered and unfined state. The aroma has lift! Dusty and savoury aromaticity with primary fruit dominating: black cherry, cranberry, raspberry; and then lavender, herbs, dried flowers and rhubarb from whole bunch and stem open fermentation. Fresh, clean and long berry flavours leap to the fore, then savoury flavours of briar and rhubarb dry out the middle palate; tannins wade in gently before a back palate reveals a core of keen red fruits. The after taste lingers long and ripe red berries set sail into the distance.

How was it made?

This Heirloom Vineyards Pinot Noir was produced from our best Adelaide Hills Vineyard whose clones and viticulture embody the very best in cutting edge but old school viticulture and winemaking. Hand tended vines, sorted bunch by bunch, naturally open fermented, basket-pressed and stored in well seasoned first use French oak barriques from bespoke coopers.

Who made it?

Heirloom Vineyards was conceived in vintage 2000, when a young winemaking student caught the eye of a silly old wine judge. A love story ensued inspired by two vows: To preserve the best of tradition, the old world of wine and our unique old vineyards and to champion the best clones of each variety planted in the most appropriate sites embracing the principals of organic and biodynamic farming. Seven long vintages of trial and error passed before Heirloom Vineyards could make a wine that was fine enough to pass on to future generations. That is this wine.

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