Lonely Shore is a side project for husband and wife Liam and Holii Carmody.
Liam has worked in the industry for over 15 years, starting in the South West, and then travelling regularly for vintages abroad. He studied viticulture and oenology and is an AWAC graduate. Lonely Shore began out of nostalgia for time spent in California and a passion for Pinot Noir.
Lonely Shore was named after a novel written by Liam's Grandmother Freda Vines in the 70's.
Winemaker Liam Carmody
Vineyard & Winemaking
Part of the journey to this point included finding and building a trusting relationship with a grower who embodied their vision in the vineyard. DeiTos vineyard is located on an elevated clearing in the Middlesex subregion 6km south-east of the town of Manjimup. The family property of Fabio & Katrina Deitos, established in 1996, the vineyard is planted east-west and is dry farmed on a complex mix of karri and jarrah loams over deep gravels. Fabio uses a minimal intervention farming practice.
Fruit is handpicked, cold soaked and fermented in two parcels. When stems are ripe a whole bunch component is fermented separately which is roughly 10% of the blend. It is then basket pressed and gravity movement is used as much as possible. It spends 8 months in French oak (10% new) and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Lonely Shore 2022 Pinot Noir
The 2022 growing season despite the predicted La Niña pattern saw idyllic conditions in Manjimup. Above average winter and spring rainfall resulted in healthy, balanced canopies across the vineyard. A warm and dry start to summer led to ideal ripening conditions with little disease pressure and moderate yields. Fruit was picked at optimal ripeness and in pristine condition in early March, a welcome change to the challenges of the previous season.
Vibrant deep crimson. Sweet fruit aromas of red and dark cherry and cinnamon spiced pie crust. Concentrated palate of plum, sage and tart rhubarb with subtle grilled meats and silty tannins to close.
2022 Pinot Noir
280 doz made
Picked: 6 March 2022
Bottled: 13 October 2022
Broody aromas of glazed cherry, reduced rhubarb, tea leaves and hints of five spice. Nuanced and layered palate displaying ripe wild berries, anise and persimmon. Bright acidity and supportive tannins lead to a long finish.
Vibrant deep ruby. Seductive dark cherry, briar, sweet earth and chai perfume. The juicy palate shows ripe strawberry, satsuma plum, spice and faint malt. Supple mid palate, emery board tannin and cranberry acidity leads to a mouth-watering finish.
WA Winner Australian Pinot Challenge
Vibrant garnet. Seductive perfume of rose petal, sweet earth, twig and cinnamon spice. Fresh palate of white cherry, strawberries and red licorice. Juicy acidity leads to a savoury mineral finish.
Vibrant garnet. Seductive aromas of rose petal, raspberry, pine needle and subtle wood smoke. The palate is sweet fruited with black cherry, pomegranate, satsuma plum and savoury notes. Feathery tannins and sappy acidity lead to a mouth watering slate like finish.