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    Established 2015

    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.

    Liam has a full time winemaking role at Forest Hill in Denmark, and Holii is a wedding photographer and videographer for Holii & Ash

    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.

    Current Release

    Lonely Shore 2023 Pinot Noir

    Vineyard notes

    DeiTos vineyard is located on an elevated clearing in the Middlesex subregion, 6km south east of the town of Manjimup on 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.

    The growing degree day data shows that the 2023 season was considerably cooler than the previous year. Early winter rainfall saw good soil moisture and vine vigour leading into spring and the mild summer.

    Moderate yields with increased berry and bunch size were a defining feature of the vintage. The resulting wine is a vibrant, high toned and clear expression of the site.

    Wine specs

    2023 Pinot Noir

    300 doz made

    pH/TA: 3.40/5.78

    Alc: 13%

    Picked: 6 March 2023

    Bottled: 10 October 2023

    GI: Manjimup

    Tasting Note

    Vivid deep magenta. Black cherry, vanilla pod and rose perfume leap from the glass. Mouth filling satsuma plum, blue fruits and a flicker of aniseed and orange peel. Distinct graphite tannin and gently sappy acidity provide length to the finish.

    2020

    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.

    2018

    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.

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    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.

    2021

    2019

    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.

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