Deep Colour And Silky Smooth
Crayford Barossa Valley Pinot Noir 2017
Region: Barossa Valley
Is it possible to have a deeply coloured Pinot showing ripe warm flavours yet retains the smooth silky texture you likely expect? Indeed it is as even cool climate regions may have summer heat waves. They are not common but when this happens wines of sublime perfection result.
Thus the reverse is also possible and a well handled Pinot from the Barossa Valley is indeed possible, though it must not be made like its a Shiraz. Recall a warm climate Pinot Noir from the Hunter Valley made by Tyrrells was crowned one of the worlds great wines in the 1970s.
I also remember wonderful examples by Hardys and Seppelts made from Padthaway fruit which is hardly cool climate.
So do as we do at Glug, buy great wine when it is offered. I guarantee you will not be disappointed with what frankly is a superlative Pinot but Tasmanian it is not.