Chain of Ponds `Morning Star` Pinot Noir 2016 (6 x 750mL), Adelaide Hills.

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$179.94 per case
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100% Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir which has been carefully and meticulously treated to create a truly memorable wine.On the palate there is juicy cherry and blueberry fruits, beetroot and blood plum. The fruits are balanced and integrated with savoury dried herbs and nutmeg spice. Full bodied with firm, slightly drying but velvety tannins and balanced acidity, great fruit length with good savouriness.

The Morning Star Hotel was originally established by Oliver Philp in 1847 at Timnath, 2km from Chain of Ponds. The road through the area was however diverted in 1852 and Oliver Philp then relocated the hotel to the new Chain of Ponds site around 1851, where the road passed.

The hotel was demolished and rebuilt in 1919 and was described in an Adelaide newspaper as "one of the oldest landmarks outside the metropolitan area" and "one of the busiest places of call between Adelaide and the River Murray". Sadly the Hotel was eventually demolished for the last time in 1976. We will do our best to ensure the memories will live on.

Region:
SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

COLOUR

Deep cherry red with a light garnet hue.

BOUQUET

Lifted aromatic nose with redcurrant, beetroot, dark cherry and hints of wild strawberry. Primary fruits are balanced with a subtle green peppercorn and fresh fennel spice and nuances of cloves and cinnamon.

PALATE

On the palate there are juicy cherry and blueberry fruits, beetroot and blood plum. The fruits are balanced and integrated with savoury dried herbs and nutmeg spice. Hints of wild strawberries and charred peppercorns from the whole bunches. Full bodied with firm, slightly textural but velvety tannins and balanced acidity, great fruit length with good savouriness and persistence.

CELLARING

3-8 years.

MATCH

Roasted duck breast with chestnuts and cavolo nero

Medals & Trophies

Bronze Medal - Adelaide Hills Wine Show 2017

Winery Profile

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The Place

The ‘Chain of Ponds’ initially described a creek which ran all the way from beyond Kersbrook to its confluence with the River Torrens near Prairie in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia. The area was dotted at regular intervals with small ponds, having no visible connection above the ground but never drying up even in the driest, hottest summers. Much of the chain of water holes known as the Chain of Ponds vanished under the waters of the Millbrook Reservoir in 1918.

Viticulture

The Chain of Ponds winery was established in 1985 on the outskirts of Gumeracha, approximately 4km from the original township. While vineyards have been part of the makeup of the area since colonisation, the Chain of Ponds Winery was the first major planting of any note in the northern area of the Adelaide Hills Wine region. Four thousand vines were initially planted, covering 9 varieties, consisting of 470 vines of each variety, which was further increased with an additional 150 acres planted in 1989. The first vintage being in 1988.  The winery has more recently extended the vineyard boundaries to source fruit from a much broader area of the region, which has added further complexities and subtleties to the wines themselves. Chain of Ponds produces a wide range of products and varieties which are perfectly suited to this cool climate region. The white varietals include Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Semillon and Chardonnay. The reds include popular Australian varieties: Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as emerging and exciting varieties for the region: Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Barbera.

Winemaker - Greg Clark

Chain of Ponds winemaker Greg Clack was awarded a winemaking degree at Adelaide University in 2003 and had extensive winemaking experience, working at wineries in the Adelaide Hills and McLaren Vale before joining Chain of Ponds in 2005. Greg initially working under our founding winemaker Neville Falkenberg, learning some of the secrets to producing elegant, cool climate wines. But in 2007 Neville moved on to other pastures leaving the gate open for Greg to step up and continue Chain of Pond’s drive to produce world class wines.  In 2008 Greg was a finalist in the Young Winemaker of the Year Awards. Throughout his career Greg has earned the respect of his peers for his hard work and attention to quality and has achieved many awards for his wines. He has meticulous attention to detail and is absolutely focused on quality both in the vineyards and in the winery . . . we are sure that his best wines are still to be made!

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.5% alc.
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