Why Pinot Noir is the Devil’s wine

“God made Cabernet Sauvignon whereas the devil made Pinot Noir”

 – Andre Tchelistcheff. Winemaker
 
Attack of the clones: A Pinot Noir masterclass. 22nd of October 2016. 11am-12.30pm in the Barrel Hall at Helen’s Hill. Book: info@helenshill.com.au

Imagine a drink so wickedly good, so elusive and complex it defies understanding. You are probably thinking about Pinot Noir, a […]

By |September 6th, 2016|events, News & Events, wine, Wine Articles|0 Comments

Reserve Release Pinot Noir – Expressing single clones.

Helen’s Hill Reserve Pinot Noir release – October 2015

We are extremely pleased to announce the release of our Reserve “single clone’ Pinot Noir range, available through cellar door and through our e shop in October 2015.  The ‘Range View’ and ‘Old Block’ will be the first two of a four part series dedicated to capturing […]

By |October 6th, 2015|Uncategorized, wine|0 Comments

Ingram Road Pinot Noir reviews

2015 vintage

Melbourne International Wine Competition  – 2016 silver medal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huon Hooke – 12/8/2016. The Real Review

Good depth and hue of colour, the wine sweetly ripe and clean, fragrant and attractive in bouquet and flavour. The palate has weight and depth, good soft tannins in abundance, and charmingly aromatic red cherry and floral nuances. It’s fairly plain […]

By |January 1st, 2015|reviews|0 Comments

Ingram Road 2013 Pinot Noir is here!

Here’s some good news for the middle of the week: we’ve officially released our 2013 Ingram Road Pinot Noir. This wine has flavours of strawberry and cherry running through it, with undertones of gaminess. If you think it sounds delicious, you’d be right – we’ve tried it here at cellar door a few times!

As you […]

By |June 4th, 2014|vineyard, wine|0 Comments

Ingram Road Pinot Noir – another great review!

Our Ingram Road 2012 Pinot Noir received a great write up in the James Halliday-led magazine, “Wine Companion”.

“Excellent depth and hue; this is a seriously good pinot at any price; at $19 the value for money is exceptional, its flawless varietal expression of red and black cherries is backed by precisely judged texture and structure. […]

By |May 7th, 2014|reviews, wine|0 Comments

Helen’s Hill Estate – Pinot Noir 2013 review

I am often asked why we call the Helen’s Hill Pinot Noir “Long Walk”. The reasoning is quite simple. Most of the fruit (approximately 70%) is taken from our main Pinot Noir block which is around 8.5 hectares in total size and consists of 70 rows each 532 metres in length. So if you go […]

By |March 26th, 2014|vineyard, wine, winemaking|0 Comments

Some of our pinot noir clones

I often get asked at cellar door why do we have so many different Pinot Noir clones. The answer is quite simple really – because these clones allow us to make a better Pinot Noir. The pinot noir grapevine is genetically very unstable, so there are literally hundreds of naturally occurring variants referred to as […]

By |December 19th, 2013|wine|0 Comments

New Pinot Noir releases at Helen’s Hill

If you have spent any time at our cellar door you would have noticed our reverence (some may call it “obsession”) with all things pinot noir related. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that we’re launching two new pinot noir wines for 2013. We’ll be releasing extensive tasting notes on both of […]

By |December 11th, 2013|vineyard, wine|0 Comments

Ingram Road 2012 Pinot Noir

It is that time of the year again when the weather turns a little colder and the winter foods start to hit the daily menu. Perfect time for a Pinot (although I would argue that Pinot time is pretty much 24/7 multiplied by 365).

In line with the menu change I have just released the Ingram […]

By |May 22nd, 2013|wine|0 Comments

Wine Companion Reviews

Each year around the end of July, wineries wait in eager anticipation for the release of the annual Wine Companion book authored by world renowned Australian wine critic James Halliday. The book rates pretty much every new release wine on the Australian market and is widely regarded as the industry bible.

 

Check out what Halliday had […]

By |August 15th, 2012|awards, promotions|0 Comments