The new Windowrie ‘Family Reserve’ Pinot Noir was harvested in late March with the grapes cold soaked for three days in order to inveigle more of the aromatics and enhance the structural components. A proportion of the wine was fermented in open fermenters with natural yeast.
REVIEWS & AWARDS
9/10. DAILY EXAMINER, Max Crus, Mar 2019
"After kick-starting its foray into wine three decades ago at Cowra, the O’Dea family eventually set its sights on Orange and this third release of pinot noir, grown on the slopes of Mount Canobolas, shows its judgment was spot on. Its smooth and velvety cherry flavours beckon immediate interest."
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, John Fordham, Mar 2019
"The grapes for this wine come from an altitude of near 950 metres on the outskirts of Orange. It’s a red that shows its cool-climate origins in its meticulous balance and light, but quite intense, fruit flavours. Look for berrylike flavours that go seamlessly with a range of duck-based dishes and also freshly sautéed mushrooms."
EGLOBAL NEWS, John Rozentals, Apr 2019
"A nice bright crimson colour to kick things off, this had varietal aromas of red fruits and dab of spice. On the palate it was light to medium in body with rumblings of raspberry and hints of spice. With some more swirling in the glass and having it alongside our dinner, red cherry notes, some earthy characters and a hint of pepper came in over the top. Generally speaking, Pinot Noir is a food wine and that’s what this needed to bring out some of those flavours. In saying that, it will fit into any casual gathering and lunchtime soirées."
WORDS FROM A WINEGLASS, Apr 2019