Aromas of raspberry and clove spice are followed by flavours of cherry with notes of tobacco and oak.
Awards & Reviews
91 points - Vic Harradine, Wine Current
When preparing to re-plant the vineyards in 1982, we cleared out an old barn of Henry’s and found the broken frame of a wagon and its wheels. As the property was once an inn on a toll-road (Stagecoach Road, later Pelham Road) and in its heyday the site of a horse track, it only seemed right to restore some piece of the vineyard’s antiquity. This painted wagon sits prominently in front of our tasting room today and is the moniker for this Pinot Noir (a grape that is often characterized as both horsey and, like racing, the wine of kings).
• Soils are a combination of lacustrine silty clay for the more structured masculine fruit, and lacustrine silty clay over clay loam till for the more feminine fruit. • Yields of 3.0 tonnes per acre. • Berries are mechanically de-seeded with seeds added back as a further control on tannic structure. Fermented in stainless steel utilizing pulse-air in conjunction with hand punch downs to gently manage the cap.
Pork liver pates, grilled salmon, roasted chicken, or duck or mushroom risotto.