Below & Above Pinot Noir 2013
$35.00 A BOTTLE
Located in the sub-region of Eastbrook, Thella Estate was identified early by Western Australian viticulture pioneers as one of the best patches of dirt in the state for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir due to a complex and specific interaction of environmental conditions including: relatively cool climate; deep red, loamy, gravel soil; high rainfall and altitude (250 metres above sea level). Thella Estate vines have supplied some of the state’s finest labels since the 1990s and its ‘Hill Block’ Chardonnay has a reputation for producing exceptional quality fruit. The estate has produced wine as Below & Above since 2013, under the direction of renowned Western Australian contract winemaker, Bruce Dukes.
A perfect match with duck, casseroles and stews like Beef Bourguignon! Also great with fish and pasta dishes.
Complex aromatics, the nose is distinctly fruit-forward with fragrant dewy rose and underlying exotic spices. Supple and balanced layers of dark, red cherry fruit, strawberries and cream offset earthy notes. A light to medium bodied wine, French Oak and perfectly groomed tannins create a long, elegant finish and smooth mouth feel. Delicate, fragrant and lively.