2019 Pinot Noir
ORIGIN OF VARIETAL
Light rose red with a slight clear hue. Beautifully lifted and perfumed showing spice and sweet reds fruits. The palate is balanced and well-integrated with the fine tannins, savoury whole bunch characters and juicy fruits. A supple and delicious Pinot that has great acidity, length and fineness. Drink 2022 - 2028.
Fruit is hand hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard. A combination of de-stemmed ferments and 100% whole bunch ferments are used. Must is cold soaked for 4 days then natural fermentation occurs with no temperature control. Malolactic fermentation occurs during the primary. Open ferments are pumped over daily. Wine is gently pressed off skins and run straight to French oak for barrel maturation on lees in 30% new oak (300 & 500 litres) barrels. Wine is not filtered or fined but allowed to clarify naturally in the cellar prior to bottling. This minimal handling is done to maximise delicate “Pinot character” flavours.
95 Points Halliday Wine Companion
Identical vinification to the Old Vine Reserve, the vines for this wine planted '94. It all comes naturally - cherry/berry fruit, texture and structure. James Halliday
95 Points Winefront