This Penfolds Cellar Reserve Pinot Noir style continues to evolve and the 2007 vintage is the eleventh commercial release. Using a selection from high altitude, cool climate Adelaide Hills vineyards, a major winemaking objective is to craft a wine that is both complex while young, and yet has the capacity to evolve and mature admirably.
This release was hand picked and the various parcels were coldsoaked for four days prior to a natural fermentation using 25% whole bunches with no pressings included. The base wines remained on gross lees for nine months without SO2 in 50% new and 50% seasoned French oak barriques. The wine was then bottled unfined and unfiltered.