Snake + Herring 'Wide Open Road' Pinot Noir 2022
Dark cherry and plum notes reflecting the warmer ripening season. There are also wafts of raspberry, rhubarb and roast tomato. The palate is bright with cherry, raspberry and chocolate with mouth-filling fine tannins. Quintessential Great Southern expression!
The 2022 Wide Open Road is sourced from our Mount Barker vineyard, which is exclusively clone 115. While still young plantings, a moderate crop and excellent growing conditions (cool, dry) achieved great typicity and natural acidity. We handpicked a component for whole bunch fermentation. S+H
Country - Australia
Region - Western Australia
Sub Region - Great Southern
Extra - Screw Cap
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml
We view the South West of WA as a viticultural treasure map, with vineyard jewels scattered throughout.
Our winemaker Tony applies this eternal curiosity and new-world thinking to the entire winemaking process, using Snake + Herring as a vehicle to explore often overlooked styles and regions. By working with less conventional combinations of region, sub-region and variety, we create wines that are both delicious and memorable. Through hand-picking, natural fermentation and minimal additions, we create wines that express their individual sites and styles with minimal winemaker influence.
We work with diligent and passionate grape growers who share our love of beautiful wine and sustainable practices. We avoid insecticides and herbicides and focus on soil structure and improvements using mulches, non-chemical nutrients and minimal tillage. Some of our vineyards are working towards reaching organic and biodynamic certification and have our total support.
Oh, we also like music - so we named our wines after songs that are significant to us. And we’re excited about bringing you more. S+H