2018 Garden Pinot Noir

2018 Garden Pinot Noir

$60.00

The Wine.

This 2018 Pinot Noir continues the whole bunch ferment story at Moorooduc Estate. The Garden Vineyard, across the hill from us, is owned by the McFall family and has been leased and run by Moorooduc Estate for over ten years.  Fruit was hand picked and whole bunches placed directly into the fermenter.  The stems were ripe and so added savouriness and structure.

 

Pale, brick garnet in colour with an alluring nose of raspberry, red cherry, rose petals, hints of blood orange, Campari and roasted lamb.  On the palate the wine is crisp and crunchy with red fruit, and firm tannins and acidity.  Mouth-watering red cherry and pomegranate molasses fill the mouth and the wine is both elegant, yet generous.  Still very young, but already delicious!

 

Pair to slow cooked lamb with mint and cumin, if you have time to make it.  Otherwise, a lamb roast with all the veges will also do the trick!

Description

The 2018 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.

These wines are all 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% Garden vineyard

Vinification.
Hand harvesting, 100% whole bunch fermented
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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