Delicate strawberries and cream lift with a subtle raspberry edge and a hint of rose petal blossom.
Elegant fruit flavours of strawberries and cream reflect the nose while the elegant acidity and soft minerality combines effortlessly to bring finesse and grace to the palate. With amazing balance, soft fruit flavours and length this wine finishes with a delicate persistence and satisfaction.
The growing season was mild with a reasonable amount of rainfall, which pathed the way for good budburst and flowering across all varieties. Increased rainfall and unusual weather conditions leading up to and during harvest, were the consequence of some strong cyclone activity in the north of the state. This resulted in 3 major weather events before the end of vintage. There were no excessive heat waves during the white ripening, resulting in good fruit intensity and concentration of flavour. A long, cool red ripening period resulted in expressive fruit and fine tannins. Overall, despite the weather challenges, 2021 will be another great vintage for Thompson Estate.
23rd February 2021
The estate grown fruit is harvested during the cool of the night to maintain delicate fruit characters. Treated very similar to the white varieties, the Pinot Noir fruit has minimal skin contact and fermented under cool temperatures to preserve the aromatic intensity. The wine is bottled early in its life to further retain its freshness and varietal character.
Pale strawberry, salmon colour with brilliant clarity.