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East End Cellars

Sidewood Abel Pinot Noir 2023

Sidewood Abel Pinot Noir 2023

Regular price $53.00
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The Abel aka ‘Gumboot’ Pinot Noir clone, hand picked from South Australia’s first plantings of this legendary clone, at Sodewood's Mappinga Road vineyard. First departing their hallowed vineyards in France in 1974, they arrived illegally in New Zealand smuggled in a gumboot. The ‘Gumboot Smuggler’ was caught by a customs officer, Malcolm Abel who incidentally was the first to graft these cuttings in his own vineyard. Hand picked and wild yeast fermented in small batches using whole-bunch and whole-berry. It was then matured in larger French oak for up to ten months. Aromas of dark cherry, Davidson plum and pine forest floor, with a palate layered with wild berries and allspice. Seamless tannins and a fine complex finish.

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