2018 Pinot Noir – SOLD OUT

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 10 (C Block grapes) & 13 March (B Block), 2018

Winemaking:

Winemaker: Franco D’Anna

Total crush: 308 dozen – 15% whole bunch, wild yeast fermentation, open tanks.

Maturation: nine months in new (8%) and used French Barrique (225l), full malolactic fermentation
No fining or filtration; contains sulphites.
Bottled 31 January, 2019.

Tasting Notes:

The 2018 pinot noir is our best single vineyard wine to date. A bright ruby red colour with a crimson hue. This wine has a fragrant bouquet with the distinctive MV6 pinot characters of red berries complemented with savoury aromas.

Medium weight on the palate with good length, ripe fruit, balanced acid and silky tannins providing a lingering finish. Drinking brilliantly now and good to cellar for 3-5 years.

Perfect with soft cheeses, crispy pork belly or slow cooked game fowl.

The Wine Front 92+ points:

“As with the chardonnay this is a wine in need of time. Indeed the stated drinking window could easily be moved outwards as a block. It’s stewy and spicy and structured, the word brooding is pretty much apt, with ample tannin and no shortage of length. It’s not fruit-forward, let’s say. It’s kind of light and kind of heavy at the same time. There’s a black-licorice-stewed-in-rhubarb-and-cherry aspect. It’s a bit intriguing.”

Vegan friendly: no animal products used

12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks

Awards:

Gold – Langtons Yarra Valley Wine Show 2019

Gold – Australian Pinot Noir Challenge 2019