The fruit of this wine is 100% destemmed and fermented, without yeast inoculation, in open vats for 18 to 21 days. The malolactic conversion is also indigenous.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Similar to the Balnarring Pinot; here wood spice and a hint of charcuterie come through on the bouquet, the palate with savoury, darker fruits; the fine-grained tannins and bright acidity lift and lengthen the finish. Rating 96 - Drink by 2022, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2014).
Grown on 5.14 hectares of estate vineyard with an average vine age of 16 years. Wild yeast fermented and 100% destemmed.
This is a good quality release without being anything super special.It has ample flavour but seems to lack some life, some vigour. Tasty but not irresistible, perhaps. Dark cherries, cloves, crushed woody spice, old dry gumnuts. Just enough tannin. Just enough length. Tangy. It should perform reasonably well over the medium term. It sounds like I’m talking it down; I’m not, it is a good wine. Rating 91 - Drink by 2020, Campbell Mattinson, winefront.com.au (JUN/2014).
Winery Tasting Notes
Deeply aromatic nose of red cherry, raspberry, pine and sage. Silky and graceful, with flavours of strawberry and blood orange.
The palate has excellent line and precision that is matched with fine savoury tannins.