2012 Robinson Pinot Noir

2012 Robinson Pinot Noir


This is always the prettiest of the single vineyard wines, and with some bottle age it has developed some savoury complexity.
Ruby in colour with aromas of red cherry, spice, hints of rose petals and an earthy complexity. On the palate the perfumes continue, with a core of sweet fruit and floral, mellowing out with spice and mushroom meatiness, with a firm, fine grained silky tannin structure. A beautifully balanced and elegant wine, which has evolved nicely with cellaring.
Dare we suggest a match to mushrooms on toast?
James Halliday rated : 95
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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% Robinson Vineyard fruit (clones 777 & MV6)
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed
100% Wild yeast primary fermentation (20 Days total on skins)
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel, 100% French oak maturation, 25% new
15 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration