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Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir: top wines to try

Focus on vineyard, site and clone has given Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir a real identity, the best wines showing nuance, grace and beauty.


Individual analysis of the Adelaide Hills by grape variety:

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Significant development in the sophistication and finesse of Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is is causing great excitement.

For too long this fickle variety had been an awkward fledgling, planted with great enthusiasm across the Hills from the 1990s, but largely picked too ripe and handled clumsily.

Now, a critical mass of growers and producers are paying closer attention in the vineyard. Judicious pruning, restrained vine yields and more detailed picking regimes means the fruit arrives at the wineries in more pristine condition.

Scroll down for notes and scores of the top Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir

Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir: top wines to try

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