Very typical of Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula, this wine was produced using three parcels of fruit sourced from across the length of the Peninsula - the northern parcel more plummy; the centre used for the whole bunch component (33%); while the cooler southern parcel giving spice and savouriness.
This wine will have the capacity to age and be enjoyed over the next 5 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: a tale of two vintages. North-east being wiped out by smoke taint, while low crops and cooler conditions in Mornington seeing harvest of miniscule crops continuing through to the end of April
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.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir
Oak Maturation: 12 months in 25% new; and seasoned fine grained Italian coopered French oak puncheons