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2019 Fighting Gully Road Pinot Noir, Beechworth

SKU Pinot Noir
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Typical from the exposed Fighting Gully Road site, the mid palate exhibits ripe berry fruits with a fine line of acidity and tannin running throughout. It has a structure unlike many examples of Australian Pinot Noir, more akin to wines from Pommard.

Fighting Gully Road Pinot Noirs have a capacity to age for up to 10 years.

Palate: fine grained tannins provide backbone and length to the wine. Plush, mouth-filling fruits complete the palate giving great persistence

Bouquet: savoury red and black fruits, dried herb and spicy oak

The Vintage: Growing season conditions varied considerably. Early season temperatures were mild; followed by a deluge of over 150mm of rain in early December; and another 40mm in late December. This provided considerable soil moisture reserves for the hot January which followed. A fortnight of days above 30 degrees from mid to late January were trying but February temperatures declined and fruit was harvested in mid-February in perfect conditions.

The Vinification: Two thirds of the bunches were de-stemmed; then fermented in stainless steel. One third was fermented as whole bunches. The cap was handled extremely gently with no punching down. The wine spent a total of 14 days on skins prior to pressing.

The Inspiration: The wines of Burgundy; and particularly Pommard, have generally much more structure than seen in most Australian examples of Pinot Noir. The Fighting Gully Road site lends itself to making wines more in this mould; and a point of difference in the Australian pinot Noir landscape.

Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir

Oak Maturation: 12 months in 25% new; and seasoned fine grained Italian coopered French oak barriques and puncheons

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure: Stelvin

Alc Vol: 14.2%

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