2017 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

2017 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

$80.00

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 with a savoury, complex nose.  Dark black macerated cherries, roasted meat juices, soy and star anise. Subtle sandalwood, rosemary and sage, blood orange and cloves.  On the palate, bright, dark cherry fruit, with a hint of blood orange, thyme and rosemary, savoury, meaty, soy, roast mushroom and truffle. Long and firmly structured but elegant.

Description

The 2017 Vintage.

Deeper garnet in colour with a dark, savoury, complex nose.  Dark black macerated cherries combine with roasted meat juices and hints of soy and star anise. Subtle sandalwood, rosemary and sage aromas combine with hints of blood orange and cloves, and add to the complex and savoury character of this wine.  Quite closed at first on the palate, a core of bright, dark cherry fruit, with a hint of blood orange, is surrounded by thyme and rosemary herbal notes with savoury, meaty, soy, roast mushroom and truffle.

Firm tangy acidity and velvety, layered tannins complete this elegant wine, and make you keep wanting more.
Drink now with roast duck and cherry sauce, or a medium rare fillet steak with horseradish, or cellar patiently for up to 15 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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