2017 Pinot Noir

Vineyard:

Clone: Own rooted MV6 – Vines planted in 1999.

The fruit is a blend of two blocks sourced solely from Lonestar Creek Vineyard, Upper Yarra Valley. B Block is grown on red volcanic clay and C Block yellow duplex soil.

Fruit picked on 14 (C Block grapes) & 19 March (B Block), 2017

Winemaking:

Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 226 dozen – 15% whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation, open tanks.

Maturation: nine months in used French Barrique (225l), Full malolactic fermentation
No fining or filtration; contains sulphites.
Bottled 31 January, 2018.

Tasting Notes:

An iridescent cherry colour with a crimson hue. This well balanced wine has distinctive fragrant MV6 pinot characters of cherry, strawberry with a touch of savoury. Medium weight on the palate with good length with subtle tannins, balanced acid and a lingering finish. Drinking brilliantly now and good to cellar for 3-5 years.

Perfect with soft cheeses, crispy pork belly or chicken pie.

Vegan friendly: no animal products used

12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks