MURDOCH HILL ARTISAN SERIES 'SURREY' PINOT MEUNIER
Pinot Meunier isn't a variety you see often made into a red wine like this. Better known as the minor player in Champagne behind Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, this fruit-forward red grape when made as a red wine delivers lovely and bright fruit flavours, good acidity and a vibrant feel.
Murdoch Hill has been in the Downer family since 1939 but vines were first planted here only in 1998. The farm is on the eastern side of the Adelaide Hills in the Onkaparinga Valley, with 21 hectares of vineyard on shallow red loam soils packed with schist and limestone and up to 516 metres above sea level. Since taking over the winemaking reins in 2012, Michael Downer has taken the farm’s wines to similar heights.
Australia (Adelaide Hills)