A warmer and drier than usual vintage which in general produced wines with lots of flavour and intensity.
Rich dark fruit, blackberries, briar and spice. The palate is intense and long with velvety yet quite present tannins.
Most of the fruit was de-stemmed with about 20% included as whole bunches in the ferment. The fruit was lightly pressed at the end of fermentation directly to old 500 litre puncheons for a period of 12 months.
The fruit for this wine is sourced from a single vineyard in Gundagai, on the banks of the famous Murrimbidgee River. It is a unique, hungry site with rich quartz speckled through alluvial soil, and a strong continental climate. Considered one of the best vintages ever. Perfect ripening conditions, often...
TASTING NOTES Lifted spice, red fruits, plums, briar, long velvety palate that perfectly expresses Pinot Noir. WINEMAKERS NOTES 30% whole bunches included in ferment, 2 tonne small ferments from various blocks in two vineyards. Natural fermentation, long and bright palate.
Hand picked from a small vineyard in the cool climate of the Hilltops region, grown on sandy red soils. A small component of whole bunches were left during fermentation.The wine spent 27 days on skins post ferment and then transfered directly to old 500 litre puncheons for 12 months maturation....