Huber Pinot Noir 2013
Huber's Baden Pinot Noir is the winery's regional wine and comes from young vines between six and 12 years old.
Even for this entry-level wine the winery does extensive conducts harvesting in to reduce the crop to approximately 65 hl/ha - lower yields, better wine.
It spends 25 days in stainless steel with 15 to 20% whole bunches, then a year or so in 2nd and 3rd use oak.
The Wine Front – Black cherries, almost grassy dried herb perfume and bunchy spice with a dab of creamy oak. Medium bodied, with a distinct, though hard to put into words, minerally feel – shale or slate or similar – to taste and texture, crunchy bright acidity, a tangy juicy herbal finish of good length, and a clear sense of definition throughout. Engaging and great to drink.
James Halliday – Bright colour, not especially deep; crystal clear varietal character foretells a pure pinot, with a linear mouthfeel to its dark cherry fruit until a savoury twist on the finish adds another dimension and length.
In a mixed or straight case: $43.69