Made with fruit sourced from some of the oldest vines (over 25 years) the Reserve Pinot Noir showcases Pinot Noir's layers and complexity coupled with elegance and richness of flavour.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
"Clear, light reddish-crimson; a blend of five vineyard sites; the red fruit and spice aromas lead into a very light but silky palate, with just enough tannin emphasis on the finish to catch attention."
Rating 93 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
"Perfumed with seductive notes of cherry rose, and Turkish delight, cherry and plum, attractive frame of lifted, red beries that leads into a palate of rolling spice. Good intensity and length with clean acids that push through the finish. This is everything you could look for in a Pinot, polished and impressive."
Patrick Haddock, www.viningpom.com.au (AUG/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Deep and intense ruby red.
Seductive dark fruits, with some spicy fruit and oak lift.
Some brooding blackcurrant and dark plum open up to reveal a highly structured palate, with mouth coating tannins and earthy raspberry complexity. A long and intense flavour packed palate points towards a long life ahead of this very limited release.
Pinot Noir grapes were carefully selected from four of our most outstanding vineyards: Windmill, KBS, Lyncroft together with the Stonier Family Vineyard, Stonier’s original Pinot Noir planting from 1982. The hand-picked fruit was fermented in small, open fermenters, with about 80% receiving extended skin maceration, and around 5% being whole bunch fermented. Post ferment it was pressed to French oak (35% new) for malolactic fermentation and ageing with minimal winemaking interference before bottling.