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Bin 23 Pinot Noir is a bold, new addition to the Bin collection and promises to be a dynamic member of the Bin family - reflecting its evolving style, regional definition and the complexities of the many & varied clones of Pinot Noir.
The relationship between Penfolds and the cool climate, high altitude Adelaide Hills wine region continues to grow from strength-to-strength with the addition of Penfolds Bin 23 Pinot Noir, after the success and development of the Cellar Reserve Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.
Like the Cellar Reserve, Bin 23 is cold-soaked, naturally fermented and goes through just one racking pre-bottling - off gross lees (Free-run only - no pressings included). The wine isn't fined, but it is filtered.
- Twice cooked duck with star anise
- Duck confit
- Rabbit and pork terrine
Near-optimum rainfall over winter, followed by dry, mild conditions over spring provided a good environment for budburst and an ideal start to the growing season with canopies developing well. Climatic conditions favoured flowering and set with mild and calm weather, however there was some shatter in Shiraz across parts of the state resulting in small crops for many regions. Some early to mid-December summer rainfall was followed by conditions drying up very quickly and continuing until the end of February. Summer was hot with some extreme heat but cool conditions returned in February and March, allowing the fruit to ripen across a long harvest with balanced acidities and excellent tannin ripeness. An elegant, yet still powerful follow up to the conditions brought about in the preceding 2008 vintage