Even Keel Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir
The wine is a blend of both Mill Hill (80%) and Myers Road North Vineyards (20%), Mornington Peninsula.
The fruit is handpicked and destemmed into a 2 ton open fermenter as whole berries and left to start fermenting naturally. It is not touched until a 2-3 drop in baume , which allows fermentation to occur inside the grape berry and, I believe, increases the aromatics of the finished wine. Once fermentation starts strongly, the ferment is handplunged 2-3 times per day for 15 days. The wine is left on skins for post ferment maturation for another 15 days, then pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 10 % new oak and predominately Sirugue extra tight grain Light toast and Francois Ferrer is used, then it is racked and returned to barrel in the summer. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration in the spring of the following year, giving it a total of 16 months in oak.
Colour Light Red hues Nose Lifted spice and brambly red fruitsPalate Displaying plenty of up the hill spice and fine tannins. Although light framed, the tannins are ripe and there is plenty of structure and brambly red fruits with some secondary characters. A well balanced wine showing great drinkability now, but with enough strength to allow it to age well into the future.
$35 / 750ml Bottle
$420 / 12 x 750ml Bottle