Madfish Pinot Noir 2008 (12 x 750mL), WA.

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Overview

The palate unfolds with soft red fruit weight up front leading to earthy forest floor complexity through the middle of the palate. Fine supple tannins extend through the finish, balanced with lingering red fruit.

Region:
AUS - Multi-regional
State:
Western Australia
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Medium intensity red in colour.

Aroma

The nose shows many aspects of Pinot Noir; black cherries, strawberries, raspberry, and spice characters.

Palate

The palate unfolds with soft red fruit weight up front leading to earthy forest floor complexity through the middle of the palate. Fine supple tannins extend through the finish, balanced with lingering red fruit.

Cellaring Potential

This wine will improve for two to four years given good cellaring conditions.

Winemaking Notes

A dry winter in 2007 was followed by some unusually cold spring weather in October which combined to reduce cropping levels. A benign late spring and early summer allowed for even and clean fruit development and harvest of Pinot Noir began in late February.

Typically many of the batches were small and kept separate throughout fermentation and maturation. The fruit was hand gently de-stemmed, with about 10-20% being left as whole berries. After cold soaking, the ferments were hand plunged or pumped over 2-4 times daily and temperatures were allowed to get quite high to aid flavour and colour extraction. The wines were matured in older French barrels for 8 months before blending.

Vintage
2008
Region
AUS - Multi-regional
Grape Style
Pinot Noir
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
14%

Winery Profile

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History

Howard Park Wines was established in 1986 and was one of the original pioneers of the Great Southern region. The founding owner of Howard Park, John Wade ventured west to Western Australia's South West with one belief: "I don't know any other region where you can produce both Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon as premium wines". This founding belief began the journey of Howard Park.

Now over 20 years on, Howard Park remains a family owned winery under the guidance of Jeff and Amy Burch. With a philosophy to produce wines of distinct regional character with an uncompromising commitment to quality Howard Park has forged an international reputation for their wines and an expanded range including single vineyard and multi regional wines from Margaret River and the Great Southern. 

"We have worked towards establishing Howard Park as a premium family wine company. This success will be measured by the work we do now for future generations."  Jeff Burch

Our Philosophy

This founding two region philosophy aligns with Howard Park's wine making philosophy which adopts an ethos for integrating the old with the new. Howard Park embraces modern technology whilst employing traditional wine making techniques and produces internationally recognised wines of the highest quality. As a result our Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz wines are only ever produced in very small quantities, but are noted for their rare balance of elegance and power with a proven history of ageing with increased complexity and interest.

"We have a simple philosophy; premium wine can only come from excellent fruit. Simply, we go to wherever the fruit grows best." Jeff Burch

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