Our philosophy is to craft single vineyard wines of great purity and character, reflective of our site and the season in which it was grown. It’s the attention and care in the vineyard that is most critical to allowing this expression.
2018 has produced two captivating wines from a long and extended season, highlighted by a dry and warm summer. Concentrated, generously proportioned and as always, poised and refined - ensuring their longevity.
|Region||Tuerong, Mornington Peninsula|
|Soil||Light sandy clay loam, sandy loam deep soils|
|Clones||83% MV6 (Block 1,2,5,6) 15% D4V2 (Block 6), 2% G5V15 (Block 5)|
|Harvest||7 - 15 March|
The fruit was handpicked, with each parcel handled separately in the winery. Hand sorted and carefully destemmed (25% whole bunches). Each parcel went into traditional oak open fermenters. The fermentation was hand plunged up to three times per day, the temperature of the fermentation peaked at 32ºC and the wine stayed on skins for 13 – 15 days, after which the wine was pressed into tight grain French oak puncheons (500L) for malolactic fermentation and maturation (11 months in oak. 20% new). The wine was bottled in early February 2019. No fining, light filtration.
Deep crimson, the 2018 pinot noir has a perfumed and floral aroma. The palate is finely structured and concentrated with a host of tightly packed red berry fruits. Polished and poised, the glossy sheen of subtle French oak is beautifully integrated in the background. Super silky tannins, and with incredible length. Stored carefully, this wine will age gracefully for at least 10 years.