A single vineyard wine from Dijon clone 777 and MV6. Mid cherry garnet in colour with fragrant red cherry and raspberry fruit, savoury herbal notes and very fine, textural tannins. Silky and elegant wine.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Deep crimson; a dark and brooding combination of spice, game, star anise and seductive fruits all evident on the bouquet; the palate is almost luscious on entry, compelling and incredibly long, with ample silky tannins, linear acidity and true precision all present and accounted for. Rating 95 - Drink by 2018 - Ben Edwards, Wine Companion (FEB/2012)
I’ll quote direct from the Moorooduc Estate website re the winemaking etc involved: “A selected parcel of the best pinot noir clones 777 and MV6 from Robinson Vineyard is destemmed and fermented on skins in open stainless steel vats, with a pre and post fermentation maceration. We plunge the cap by hand during the fermentation process and, after pressing, the new wine is transferred into oak barriques (25-30% new) for maturation and the malolactic conversion for 12-14 months before bottling.”
It’s an elegant pinot noir with punchy length. Not quite a peacock’s tail but not far from it. Dark cherries with a lighter, redder, strawberried lift. Forest floor. Saucy soy. Spicy, stemmy tannin but simultaneously silken. The flavours are all crushed and autumnal through the finish – pleasingly so. Needs a few years to show its best, but a very strong release. Rating 94 - 2016 - 2021 Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front (DEC/2012)
Winery Tasting Notes
Mid cherry garnet in colour
Fragrant red cherry and raspberry fruit, savoury herbal notes and very fine, textural tannins. Silky and elegant wine.