The 2015 vintage on the Mornington Peninsula will be remembered for its very high quality, in particular for Pinot Noir. Conditions became very dry towards the end of the season, but they were also very mild, with maximumtemperatures during the majority of ripening rarely surpassing 25oC. The result was highly synchronised sugarflavour ripening, with each of our different vineyard sites scattered across the Peninsula ripening on cue, allowing an orderly harvest for our pickers.The hand-picked fruit was mostly de-stemmed into small open two and three tonne fermenters, with daily hand plunging and gentle pump overs during fermentation.Approximately 7% of the fruit was fermented in separate fermenters as whole bunches. After 12-22 days on skins, the wine was pressed to a mix of fine grain French oak (15% new) for malo-lactic fermentation. A portion of thefinal blend was also retained in stainless steel tanks, to promote the vibrant fruit profile we cherish with Stonier Pinot Noir.
The Stoneleigh Latitude range heralds from an area in Marlborough known as the 'Golden Mile'. This 'Golden Mile' is a fertile strip of land covered with ancient riverstones and is highly regarded for its outstanding grape-growing conditions. The resulting wines are aromatically lifted, as well as riper in spectrum, a result of higher concentration of the stones in the area and the effect these have on the vines.
Old Tom Nottage was the nephew of Hradys' founder, Thomas Hardy.He worked for his uncle for more than 66 years, through two generations of the Hardy family and on his retirement it seemed only fitting that his dedication be recognised. Therefore one of Hardys' prime vineyards was renamed Nottage Hill, in his honour.
This wine is made entirely from Pinot Noir grown in theTatou vineyard which is located at the western end of the Wairau Valley on stony free draining soils. Each vine is thinned to carry one bunch per shoot.
The adventure began when Philip purchased the land for his Koomooloo vineyard in June 1988. In close proximity to the region’s highest peak, Mt Canobolas, Koomooloo vineyard rises to an altitude of 900M with red loam soils over limestone.Pinot Noir is still a relatively new variety for the Orange region, but it is showing excellent promise in this cool, mountainous, continental climate. 2010 Wire Walker displays a seductive light bright crimson colour, combined with the aroma having a great lift of bright fruit followed by a matrix of complex layering. This wine has great personality with varietal fruit presence and savoury texture.
The 2013 Nautilus Pinot Noir is dark ruby in colour. The nose reveals fragrant aromas of violets, dark plums and spices. The palate is medium bodied with good structure. Refined and balanced, this elegant wine shows good intensity and a lengthy finish.
Heart in Maori, Manawa expresses the spirit in which these wines are made. Marlborough's warm days, long cool nights and the alluvial free draining soils of our vineyards provide near perfect growing conditions for our grapes, which our winemakers carefully craft into youthful and exuberant wines bursting with pure fruit flavour and aroma.
Bright, juicy Pinot Noir fruit flavours complemented by fine, savoury tannins.Created to drink now, our Classic wines are ideal for those who seek excellent value and reliable quality for every day enjoyment.
Pinot Noir makes some of the most famous wines in the world, but is a challenging variety; temperamental in the vineyard and needs nurturing in the winery. Picked from Trentham's best vineyard the grapes ripened slowly and evenly to result in great fruit quality, resulting in a beautiful wine.
A selection of very old vines of Pinot Noir planted on Flinty clay soil, with southwest exposure. The alcoholic fermentation is made in stainless steel thermo regulated tanks (10 to 14 days) between 26 and 32 °C. During this time, grapes are roded and the juice raised twice a day to break the hat of marc and extract the best colours and the most ripe tannins. After a malolactic fermentation, the wine is aged during 6 months in oak barrels.
The 2011 Port Phillip Estate Morillon Pinot Noir is a single site wine produced from 1.01 hectares of estate vineyard. The fruit was fermented in large oak foudre for 22 days without yeast inoculation. 10% whole bunches were included. The malolactic conversion in barrel is also indigenous. The maturation period is 17 months in French oak (25% new). This wine is bottled without fining or filtration.
This wine is part of the Prestige Range; wines made from single vineyards' best estate grown fruits.Due to the low yielding and meticulous viticulture, these wines are only produced in limited quantities to ensure you get the very best of every vintage.A beautiful Pinot Noir with a nice tannic structure and lovely ripe fruit aromas.
Pinot Noir is known to be a fickle and difficult grape, in both growing and winemaking. However the variety is well-suited to the cool slopes and ancient soils of the Adelaide Hills. This Classic Pinot Noir is crafted to be supple and approachable in its youth, but with real varietal character and serious structure.
De Bortoli `Windy Peak` Pinot Noir 2016 (6 x 750mL), Yarra Valley, VIC. Screwcap closure. ColourBright medium red.AromaPerfumed, complex, whole bunch characters, red fruits, violets, spice, smoky oak.PalateSupple feel, gentle tannin, strawberry and cherry fruit flavours, textural, elegant, soft tannins.Food MatchingPan roasted free range chicken with aromatic spices (chilli and fennel).Cellaring PotentialEnjoy now or cellar for the next two to three years.
This wine is exactly what it is meant to be: the marriage of fruit with bright red cherries, strawberries... with natural acidity, structure, tannin and texture with a fresh acidity, supple tannins and a smooth texture.A beautiful Tasmanian Pinot, sourced from the Estate Vineyard located at Relbia in Northern Tasmania.
From seductive bright morello cherry, fresh brambly wild berry compote, subtle French oak spice, black olive and lingering ‘blue’ aromatics; this Pinot delivers a youthful evocative Marlborough Pinot Noir.
This 100% Pinot Noir wine was grown in the Neuquen province of Argentina in Patagonia, known as one of the most remote and pristine environments on the planet. While Patagonia conjures up images of the epic Andes and glacial flows, the best Pinot grows inland on the remote flat grass plains. One of the unlikely contributors to the success of Pinot Noir here is the wind which keeps the berries small and the skins thick.A beautiful and aromatic Pinot Noir, named after the Pinot pony that can also be found on the front label.
Fresh yet savoury, with lifted summer berry fruits, elements of exotic spices, and integrated cinnamon oak. Spicy and aromatic, layered with sour cherry fruit flavours and stylish oak, with a refined finish.
Estate Grown wines are sourced from the De Bortoli owned vineyard at Dixons Creek in the northern section of the Yarra Valley. The grapes are picked from separate sites on the estate, with the first vines planted in 1971. This 200 ha vineyard is nestled into the western slopes facing mainly east and are carefully laid out to match variety and winestyle.The Estate Grown Pinot Noir is typified by perfume, structure, some whole bunch characters and fine tannins.
With over 20 years of growing experience the Adelaide Hills is developing a reputation as one of the best regions to grow Pinot Noir. The regions high altitude, ample water and low vigour soils lend itself towards the production of high quality wines with finesse and sophistication. Pinot Noir is a wine makers variety and the style can be highly influenced by each different approach such as whole bunch ferments, stalk ferments and the maintenance of hot ferments.
Winemaking at Jones Road starts in the vineyard. Careful management of yields and hand picking ensure the grapes reach the winery in premium condition.Vineyard owner, Rob Frewer and son Matthew, vineyard manager have nurtured the vine since planting and always take a hands-on approach throughout the year especially at vintage when timing is critical for optimum baume, pH and acid levels.
Our Helen’s Hill “Long Walk” Pinot Noir is one of our hallmark wines. All the fruit is fermented in open top fermenters before being transferred to French oak for maturation. The key to our Pinot Noir is the diversity of clones that we have on our property. Different clones to Pinot Noir wine are like patches on a patch work quilt: individually, they look good, but put them all together and they are sensational.
The colourful story of Roaring Meg comes from Central Otago's pioneering past. Discovery of gold in the 1860's attracted many young men to Central Otago in search of their fortune. Following them came a number of enterprising young women equally keen to share in the spoils. Legend has it that Meg was one such lady; a high spirited, fun-loving young thing with an eye for the opportunity.
The vineyards, planted on soil types identified as being ideal for producing varietal Pinot Noir, contribute unique character and complexity to the final wine. Pinot Noir grapes are drawn from vineyards at varying elevations within the diverse Yarra Valley, from 80 metres to 400 metres above sea level. This handful of soils and aspects add further nuance to the set of flavours blended to make this wine.
This was one of the best seasons we have seen. As good as 2010 and maybe even better. No extremes in weather and a good steady ripening period meant harvest occurred during the first week of March, which is our long term norm.
Makaraka Estate Chilean Pinot Noir 2016 (12 x 750mL), Chile Colour This elegant Pinot Noir is Garnet in colour Aroma/ Palate A complex nose of red cherries, plums and hidden floral notes of violets. A palate of soft tannins with a fresh finish (235556-3)
Cristo Pinot Noir 2016 (12 x 750mL), ChileThis easy drinking Pinot Noir from the famous Central Vallley region in Chile. Has a well rounded soft palate with lingering dark fruit flavours of red plum, cherry and red currant (235556-2)
This Pinot Noir is packed with complex cool climate flavours that gently unfold on the tongue and finish with a velvety, sensuous embrace that lingers until the next sip. From an excellent vintage this wine is a testimony the quality of this high altitude vineyard. (237843-5)
From the cool hills of Mt Crawford, this wine has dark cherry aromas with a subtle earthy complexity.On the palate it has succulent black cherry, earthy beetroot and cedar flavoursoverlaying sweet, ripe, red fruit flavours (238283-1)
2014 has proved to be an outstanding vintage and with this wine I’ve let the vineyard do the talking. It’s complex and sophisticated but dominated by the savoury, ripe fruit characteristics with charred French oak adding a toasty highlight. (237843-4)