2021 Two Mile Hill Pinot Noir
We look forward to these releases every year. Notes from Owen Latta.
Karel Schaefer & Family planted their first vines at Two Mile Hill in late 2017, it’s a 4 acre site with 3 different soil types & 3 varieties at 380m elevation. The Pinot Noir is planted on weathered basalt chocolate brown volcanic soil, established on the flat base of the hill with no slope, this is the first vintage produced from Two Mile Hill, there’s exciting 2022s in barrel & a lovely looking crop for 2023. It’s located 5km form Eastern Peake from which you can still see our vineyard & seems to be one/two weeks earlier than us with flowering & harvest dates. Harvested on 24/03/2021, destemmed using no pumps into a small open top fermenter, spontaneous fermentation indigenous yeast, pump overs twice daily, basket pressed 2/04/2021, transferred into 228L barriques, topped monthly, sulphur added post malo in November, racked from barrels in late march 2022 no fining or filtering, a small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling. bottled on 11/10/2022. I wish there was more of this wine & there will be going forward with 2022 & 23 looking great, there's a lot of promise in this new site to produce great wines.