Sixty Second Swirl by Brent Lello

The Eden Road Wines team in Murrumbateman is seriously good at applying their craft to produce wines that deliver true varietal expression, a real sense of place and purpose, and a respectful nod to tradition.  Pinot Noir can be fickle, but when winemakers get it right, it can be a seductively sensory experience.

Pinot Noir celebration at Eden Road Wines Cellar Door in Murrumbateman

This week’s ‘swirl’ is a great example of getting it bang on – the Eden Road “The Long Road” Pinot Noir 2021.

The wine is a bright and flashy crimson red in the glass.  A swirl reveals seductive aromas of raspberry coulis, vanilla and spice-soaked strawberries along with vibrant red cherries.

In the mouth, the flavours are of crunchy red cherries with a silkily smooth finish with fine tannins and a lovely, lingering lick of acid.

We thoroughly enjoyed our bottle slightly chilled and with Confit Duck and homemade spicy plum sauce, a smashing combination.

This Pinot Noir would also go superbly with Peking Duck pancakes or chargrilled, spicy lamb sausages.

I bought my bottle from the local wine selection at the Murrumbateman IGA, but you can buy for $30 online.

Photo at top: Grape Grower Cathy Gairn and Winemaker Celine Rousseau at Courabyra vineyard in Tumbarumba amongst Pinot Noir vines.