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2012 Garden Pinot Noir

2012 Garden Pinot Noir


The Wine.
Softening and mellowing beautifully with age, the wine is still bright ruby in colour, with spicy, savoury notes of roasted root vegetables and Mediterranean wild herbs with lingering floral and fruit perfumes. Drinking beautifully now with a lovely palate weight – firm and very plush ‘suede–like’ tannins, with rich complexity and a touch of Campari citrus, finishing long with savoury, earthy notes that have developed with age.

Terrific with fillet steak.

Max Allen review: “The spicy, almost syrah-like 2012 Garden Vineyard pinot noir is one of the most delicious peninsula pinots I’ve tasted from that stellar vintage”

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The 2012 Vintage.
The 2011/2012 season resulted in a small crop of excellent fruit. Winter rains provided good soil moisture and the wet weather continued at the start of the growing season. The rain stopped well in time for flowering, and the ripening period proceeded warm and dry. Considered one of the best vintages on the Mornington Peninsula so far.

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% Garden Vineyard

Hand harvesting, 100% whole bunch
100% Wild yeast primary fermentation
20 Days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
100% French oak maturation, 25 % new
17 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration