Description - Matured in a combination of Terracotta Amphora and French Oak barriques, this Pinot Noir is dominated by dark cherries and vanilla aromas. Sweet spices and forest fruits mingle on the palate, creating a vibrant wine of great concentration and length. Drink now or cellar for up to 8 years for greater reward.
Harvest 4th March to 2nd April
Region Mornington Peninsula
Clones D5V12, 115, MV6 and G Clone
Winemaking - All grapes were hand harvested between 4th March and 2nd April. Picking dates were selected based on analysis and sample tasting. Grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters, separated by clones and blocks, covered and left to cold soak for 4-5 days. All batches were then inoculated. Cap management was done by plunging, which varied in frequency depending on taste, temperature and how far through ferment each parcel was. Grapes were left to soak post ferment for a period of time which was dependent on taste. Typically 5-7 days. Each parcel was then pressed off and allowed to undergo malolactic fermentation. Once complete it was transferred to 200L and 300L Terracotta Amphorae and French oak barriques to age for 12 months in a cool environment. After this time had elapsed blending trials were done. Wine was then racked, blended, left un-fined, filtered and bottled.
$55 / 750ml Bottle