Luscious dark plums and black cherries are complemented by silky chocolate and subtle notes of sweet spice and subtle oak. Elegant and refined, this wine has lots of charm and is very easy to drink as you relax at the weekend.
Former winemaker at Howard Park and Madfish, Michael Kerrigan struck out on his own when his dream vineyards in the key quality region of Wilyabrup came up for sale. With more than 30 years of winemaking under his belt, and 12 years going solo with Hay Shed Hill, this man is one of the most experienced and respected winemakers in Australia.
Michael likens Margaret River’s climate to “Bordeaux in a perfect year”, and attributes the region’s success to its maritime climate, meaning a low diurnal range – very important in a country that is known for its extremes in temperature. Pitchfork is his entry-level range, modern and honest in character, boasting elegant, pure fruit and a real sense of place.
These wines represent strikingly good value considering that all of the grapes are grown in Margaret River – very unusual for an entry-level wine from this region.
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