Summary: Inspired by humankind’s evolution through thousands of years, The Theory of Evolution Wines embody the inevitable journey of wine lovers to enjoying the world’s classic great varieties. Winemaker Corey Ryan has crafted each varietally expressive and well balanced wine from established low yielding vineyards to deliver quality and value that will appeal to all wine drinkers.
Vineyards: Sourced from low yielding vineyards near Mount Gambier in the east of the limestone coast wine region. The higher altitude aspect and cool evening temperatures combine to ensure the retention of natural acidity in the elegant fruit harvested whilst the long, slow ripening ensures excellent flavour development.
Winemaking: Partially hand before de-stemming and fermentation in a combination of two tonne open fermenters with ten percent whole bunch and twice daily hand plunging and larger closed fermenters with pump overs., All components blended post fermentation before three quarters were matured in stainless steel and one quarter was matured in French oak for four months before bottling with minimal fining, filtration and sulphur addition.
Vintage 2020: 2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it will be another excellent vintage across South Australia.
Tasting Note: Classic Pinot Noir expression with a varietal nose of wild strawberries, ripe plums and hints of cherries.The palate is ripe and expressive with supple cherry and red berried fruit so typical of the variety. A beautifully lush mouth-feel woven by fine tannins and soft acidity that provide structure and length. For best results, pair it with duck pancakes.