Tapanappa, Foggy Hill Pinot Noir, 2017

Tapanappa, Foggy Hill Pinot Noir, 2017

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Region: Fleurieu Peninsula, Southern Australia

Vintage: 2017

Bottle size: 75cl

Grape: 100% Pinot Noir

ABV: 13%

The colour has a lovely intense purple hue. The aromatics are delicate and floral with spice but the profound underlying terroir expression is of complex ripe strawberry puree and a hint of earth. It has moderate alcohol and finely textured structure. The flavours float on water not alcohol. The best expression of Foggy Hill terroir yet.

The north-facing slope of Foggy Hill is named for the summer and autumn
fogs that roll up to the spine of the Fleurieu Peninsula from the Great Southern Ocean. The maritime climate of Foggy Hill has cool days and moderately warm nights, which allow the vines to produce intense and fragrant winess

Brian Croser was one of the first Australian winemakers of the modern era to deliberately match grape variety to site. He is adamant that terroir defines fine wine, and that the best way to achieve terroir is to be light-handed in your viticultural approach. All efforts should be concentrated in the vineyards so the correct chemistry and flavour balance on the vines can be achieved.