2016 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

2016 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

$70.00

The Wine.
This single vineyard wine from our home vineyard in Derril Road is further evidence of what our fine vineyard site and mature vines can produce in a really good year. It includes some wine from interesting clones grafted onto our old Cabernet vines (planted in 1983).

Deep garnet in colour with lifted red and black cherry, generous aromas of wild sage, thyme and bay leaf with mushroom and soy sauce savouriness. On the palate, intense, velvety tannins balance dark cherry fruit, dark chocolate and rich earthy savoury notes. The finish is long and structured, and the wine cries out for pan seared duck breast with a bitter cherry sauce.

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The 2016 Vintage.
Another lovely vintage, generous in style and quality. The even conditions this vintage lead 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
Viticulturalist: Hugh Robinson
Vineyards: 100% McIntyre vineyard

Vinification.
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed
100% wild yeast primary fermentation
20 days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
17 months in French oak, 25% new
No fining or filtration

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