MIKE’S WINE NOTES:
Mike Davies – Wine Maker – Founder Greenskin Wine
Pinot Noir is a challenging grape to grow and then just as challenging to vinify into great wine once the fruit is in the winery.
A native of the Burgundy region, Pinot Noir enjoys a continental climate (not much wind, low min temps and high max temps) which means the Great southern and more specifically Mount Barker, is best suited to the growing of this variety in WA.
This wine was made by Chris Murtha from Plantagenet Wines, one of the pioneering wineries of the region. Chris has crafted this elegant & well-balanced wine, and while Pinot fruit characters are the dominant force, his experienced craftsmanship and deft use of oak have delivered a restrained and very classy wine.
- Colour: Light & bright red colour.
- Bouquet: Fragrance of strawberries, confectionary, new leather and tobacco.
- Taste: The palate is light & lifted with primary flavours of fresh forest berries and charcuterie with earthy & nutty hints providing further attraction. A firm tannin finish completes this well-crafted Pinot Noir.
ANDREW’S WINE NOTES:
Andrew Caillard – Master of Wine – Author & Film Maker
Medium crimson. Bright and fragrant red cherry, plum aromas with ginger notes. Fresh juicy
red cherry, plum fruits, fine looseknit chalky – slightly al-dente textures and plentiful fine crisp acidity. Finishes crisp with chinotto notes. Ready to drink. 13.2% alc
SPECIAL NOTE RE: ‘BEST BEFORE’ DATE
Please note that this 2020 Pinot Noir has a ‘Best Before’ date of October 2022 on its label – here’s why:
As the pouches we selected have not been filled before in the Australian wine market, we could not decisively say when wine oxidisation/deterioration may commence.
Although not a mandatory requirement with wine, when filling this Pinot Noir, we decided to take the responsible approach and be over cautious and print a ‘Best Before’ date on the wine labels as 18 months (after the pouches had been filled) in the event that the wine started to oxidise/deteriorate.
However, with the continual monitoring of our wines, we have had no such problem and are now confident that 24 months and beyond is quite ok, and as we go, we will probably extend that even further.
Wine generally gets better with age (not worse), but all wines do have a tipping point (in glass or pouch) where they will oxidise and become less than desirable, which is why we are constantly lab testing and tasting our wines.
We will NOT dispatch any wine that is in any way faulty/oxidised and are continually monitoring all of our wines, so rest assured the wine you receive will be drinking beautifully well beyond the date we (conservatively) printed on the label.
You can see more information on this, including the testing and monitoring we are doing through the link below or feel free to contact us anytime.
More info on Best-Before dates.
PATRICK GILOT (verified owner) –
Worth every penny!
Had my first Greenskin Pinot this week end for dinner with a slow cooked beef stew on a rainy day…
I was excited to use the new package on the table. It is funky and surely attracts comments.
Ok I could not resist to use the decanter just for the fun of it and add some ritual.
This Pinot Noir competes with the best around. Well balanced, subtle and engaging like a Beethoven symphony. I could relate to hints of black currant, dark chocolate and even grapefruit… More please!
Thanks so much for the great review Patrick! We’re very pleased you enjoyed your first tipple! Thanks for taking the time to write!
Rell Hannah –
Love this mellow, slow-burn of a wine. Delicious when it’s had the chance to open up a little (like moi!).
Ha funny! Love it, thanks for the review!
Karen Blackwell (verified owner) –
Just wanted to say how fabulous you guys are to deal with! Your customer service is great: fantastic communication, quick response to queries and friendly to deal with. Love your wine and your overall philosophy! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
Hi Karen, thanks very much for taking the time to write, we really appreciate it and love that you’re loving our wines and the packaging. Keep enjoying! Cheers, Kim and Mike