A further extension into the fresh young red space from our Joven starting point, Pimpernel takes us where angels fear to tread. Propagated from our old vine Trousseau vines the young vines gave us their very first crop. Suzi especially wanted to explore a whole bunch fermented reductive style and Trousseau is the perfect vehicle. Just a minimal SO2 add and bottled en casa this is natural wine in anyone’s language. Previously we have used the old vine Trousseau/Bastardo in our Joven blend and I have seen it as dark fruits, Mulberry, Blackberry but in this wine it seems to me more red fruited and rhubarby, nice herbal from the whole bunch and fitting the brief of what good pinot can do in cooler climes.
Colour: Cherry red and murky.
Aroma: Rhubarb, herbal, cranberry, earth.
Palate: Light and bright, some nice stalky tannin.
Summary: Banging right now, why waste any time?
Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia
Variety: 100% Trousseau
Minimal sulphites: 20ppm
Alcohol / Vol: 13%