Monday 26 September 2016

Lerida Estate 2014 Lake George Pinot Noir - Canberra District

LUSCIOUS fruit flavours make this one ideal with duck,
mushroom dishes, spring lamb or oily fish.
ONE TO NOTE:  A STINT of living in France saw Jim Lumbers falling hard, he'll tell you, for the intoxicating aromas and unparalleled complexity of Pinot Noir – so much so, that on his return to Australia he spent months searching for a site that came as close as possible to the variety's ideal growing conditions as he'd seen in Burgundy.

And when he ultimately found it in the Cullerin Ranges overlooking Lake George in the Canberra District, he established his Lerida Estate vineyard in 1997. Today that vineyard absolutely thrives with vines he got from selections off some of the greatest in Burgundy, and for lovers of Pinot Noir his 2014 is one to really look out for.

2014 was a great vintage in the Canberra District, and Jim's Lerida Estate Lake George Pinot Noir explodes with luscious fruit flavours and integrated tannins; at $26.50 enjoy with a variety of fare from duck to mushrooms, spring lamb or oily fish.

 for week beginning 26 September 2016

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