2018 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

2018 The Moorooduc McIntyre Pinot Noir

$80.00

The Wine

Medium garnet in colour with red and black cherry fruit on the nose, tightly wound around subtle yet complex aromas including licorice root, cocoa, sage and rosemary and exotic cedar spice.

 

Opening up slowly on the palate to reveal black cherry fruit, kirsch, and more of the complex aromas that are revealing on the nose.

 

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).

 

Description

The 2018 Vintage

 

2018 was a vintage that was generous both in quality and quantity.  One of the most important aspects of vineyard management over this growing season to achieve the beautiful fruit that we did, was making sure we maintained vine balance.

 

Medium garnet in colour with red and black cherry fruit on the nose, tightly wound around subtle yet complex aromas including licorice root, cocoa, sage and rosemary and exotic cedar spice. Opening up slowly on the palate to reveal black cherry fruit, kirsch, and more of the complex aromas that are revealing on the nose.

 

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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