Fowles Are You Game Pinot Noir
Bright cherry red in colour, the Are You Game Pinot Noir 2020 vintage has aromas of raspberry and cherry meld with rhubarb and cinnamon. Vibrant red summer fruits, some savoury undertones and a lovely fresh finish with a fine texture.
Fowles Wine own and manage 360 acres of vines across two vineyards called Upton Run and Billi’s in the Strathbogie Ranges.
The rugged and beautiful Strathbogie Ranges are located an hour and a half drive northeast of Melbourne. It is here, in vineyards peppered with massive ancient granite boulders, at elevations between 430 and 550 metres above sea level that the vines from which we source Strathbogie fruit grow.
The soils in our family vineyards (Upton Run and Billi’s) are comprised of decomposed granite – interspersed with massive granite outcrops. Technically speaking, the soil is sandy clay loam overlying granite and Callabonna clay bedrock – the soils are remarkably even across our vineyards. Ancient, nutrient poor and free-draining, these soils are great for grapes because the vines put their energy into fruit development (its means of survival), rather than canopy.