Region: Basket Range - Adelaide Hills, SA
Variety: Petit Verdot, Pinot Noir
In 1978 Phillip Broderick purchased a property in Basket Range, in the Adelaide Hills. He planted the initial small vineyard containing a selection of Bordeaux varieties in 1980 and began making wine. In the mid ‘80s Phillip met Mary and their two sons Louis and Sholto were born at Basket Range in ’92 and ‘95 respectively. In the early 2000s, the Brodericks moved up the hill to the neighbouring property where they planted the larger vineyard.
The vineyard itself is 13.5 acres under vine and is approximately 450m elevation. It has three different aspects; two northern and one south east facing. With the steep topography these give a range of exposure and soils. The varieties grown are Pinot Noir (both 777 and MV6 clones), Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot and a small amount of Saperavi. The soil types in the vineyard vary, however comprise loamy red and blue clay over sandstone, with schist and ironstone and shale. The vines are grown organically.
This is a blend of Petit Verdot (80%) and Pinot Noir (20%), both grown in our vineyard. Petit Verdot: 100% de-stemmed and fermented for five days on skins. Matured for seven months in seasoned French oak. The Pinot Noir was direct pressed and barrel fermented. These components make a wine which is bright and pretty with fine tannin.