2016 Robinson Pinot Noir

2016 Robinson Pinot Noir


The Wine.
This wine is made from specially selected fruit from Hugh and Isabelle Robinson’s vineyard on the Old Moorooduc Road. Our single vineyard Estate wines celebrate the individual character of certain special sites around the Moorooduc area.

Bright garnet in colour, this wine has delightfully pure fruited red cherry aromas, a touch of dark cocoa and a savoury sweet note of deliciously cured pork/jamon. On the palate, firm tannins and tangy cherry and pomegranate fruit are elegantly balanced with the acid. Less floral than previous Robinson pinots, but with a touch more savoury complexity, and a lovely silky and long finish.

Enjoy with grilled spatchcocked quails in a ginger and soy marinade.



The 2016 Vintage.
Another lovely vintage, generous in style and quality. The even conditions this vintagelead to wines of power and structure, with a lovely core of fruit. While the 2015 wines were all about fruit purity and high natural acidity, our 2016 wines are about rich, ripe fruit and phenolics resulting in intense ripe, structured wines which should, like the 2015’s, cellar well for many years.

Winemaker: Richard McIntyre
Viticulturist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% Robinson vineyard

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
17 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration

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