2022 Signature ‘Abel’ Pinot Noir

Limited release – only 250 Dozen Produced

Sidewood’s sixth release of our Abel aka ‘Gumboot’ Pinot Noir clone, hand picked from South Australia’s first plantings of the mythical Abel clone vines. Legend holds that the Abel clone first departed the hallowed vineyards of Burgundy by way of a travelling gumboot. Making its way to New Zealand in 1974 and now to the Adelaide Hills. The ‘Gumboot Smuggler’ was caught by a NZ Customs’ officer, Malcolm Abel who incidentally was the first to graft the mythical cuttings in his own vineyard. The grapes were wild yeast fermented in small batches, partial whole-bunch, partial whole-berry and 100% matured in older French oak barrels for ten months. Aromas of dark cherry, Davidson plum and pine forest floor, the palate combines flavours of wild berries and allspice with seamless tannins and a fine complex finish.

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