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2016 Soumah Single Vineyard Pinot Noir Hexham

$32.00

Pinot Noir is a very selective grape. It does not like the heat but does like the sun. It likes to be on well drained soils so not good on flat landscapes. It likes warm days but more important, cold summer nights. It is so demanding that only a few Australian regions can aspire to produce a Pinot Noir of any pedigree. The Yarra Valley has attained that status over the decades and we have set out to support that reputation with our attention to detail and first-rate vineyard sites.

Varietals: Pinot Noir

Clones:  MV6, 777, Pommard (D4V2)

Harvest: 10 February, 2016

Baume at Harvest: 12.1

pH at Harvest: 3.4

TA at Harvest: 7.5

We set out to make a Pinot Noir with restraint. We want elegance over power and we want the fruit to be balanced with secondary developed flavours of earth and savoury spice. The cold soak, wild yeast ferment, and long secondary maturation in barriques all contributes to complexity.

2018 – 90 points by Andrew Graham for Oz Wine Review (2016 Vintage)

2018 – 90 points by James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion (2016 Vintage)

2018 – 93 points from Rob Geddes (2017 Vintage)

2017 – Silver Medal at Cathay Pacific Hong Kong International Wine & Spirit Competition (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Double Gold Medal at Melbourne International Wine Competition (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Yarra Valley Wine Show (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Sydney Royal Wine Show (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Awards (2016 Vintage)

2017 – Gold Medal at Sakura Wine Awards (2015 Vintage)

“Dark cherry and spicy red fruits on the nose unfold to a savoury palate showing fine oak integration and a clean focus, with strawberry and cherry fruit balanced by the tannins.”
Halliday Wine Companion Jun/Jul 2018 Edition

“Elegance is definitely the theme at Soumah. Dark cherry/Ribena coloured, this is a light Pinot Noir style that is bony and faintly bitter the red fruit palate backed by lots of acidity. Just a fraction underpowered, but an elegant style and certainly charming.”
Andrew Graham – Oz Wine Review (2016 Vintage)

“MV6, 777 and D4V2 clones, matured in French oak (27% new) for 11 months. Many Burgundians believe there is synergy in a clonal mix. It may be this, or the Hexham site, but either way, I have a slight preference for the more silky, supple mouthfeel and fractionally riper flavours of this wine.”
James Halliday – 95 points (2015 Vintage)

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