2022 Ministry of Clouds Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir
Taste of freedom…
Without having the luxury (or limitation) of a pre- ordained family history in wine, we relish the freedom and opportunity to cast our net a little wider from our home in McLaren Vale, hoping to capture the freshness and vibrancy of the cool Adelaide Hills… With great vineyards being rare, and with great Pinot Noir vineyards being even rarer still, we have patiently waited until this single stunning and precipitous site came along to make our first Pinot Noir.
We thank the Gilbert/Ramsay family for this opportunity.
With great expression and definition from the cool vintage, showing lifted notes of cranberry, wild raspberry, raspberry leaf, rosehip red florals and a hint of wood spice and creamy oak influence. Light on its feet, the palate has a plush silky drive through the mouth, displaying red and black cherry fruit, Satsuma plums, oak buried beneath, and filed back by a necessary line of mineral tannin.
Ideal serving temperature is 18°C, and we love this wine with the warming cucina povera of Burgundy – the home of Pinot – think of the slow cooked classic Boeuf Bourguignon, hearty yet light, complex yet simple to make – a little like this wine..