The 2013 'The Matriarch' Pinot Noir Story

Charles' devoted focus to the Pinot Noir varietal led to his development of the second single-site pinot - to which he named after another leading lady in the Smedley family, his mother. The head of the Smedley family, the link between family and vine, the leading spirit and adoring mother overseeing and caring for all.

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Tasting Notes

This Pinot is from our glorious Dixon's Creek vineyard. A bold bouquet of matured plum and stark strawberry combines with hints of fresh leaf and cinnamon sprinkles. Fine tannins and firm acidity anticipate a finish of soft berry fruits, warm spices and subtle oak.

Hand-harvested and de-stemmed, the Pinot fruit was cold soaked for four days prior to inoculation with Burgundian yeast. Transferred to French oak (50% new) for12 months maturation before bottling. 13% alc/vol. This wine was rated 94 points by James Halliday.

Meal Pairing Suggestions

M: Crispy pork-belly with potato gratin
V: Buttery vegetable korma curry with basmati rice

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