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2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

2019 Reserve Pinot Noir

Trophy: 2021 Tasmanian Wine Show (Best Reserve AND Best Pinot Noir)

Trophy: 2021 KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show - Best Pinot Noir 

Gold: 2021 Royal Adelaide Wine Show, 2021 Royal Hobart Wine Show, 2021 Melbourne Royal Wine Awards, KPMG Sydney Royal Wine Show

Regional finalist and 95 points - 2021 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge

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Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Red Fruits and dark cherry with liquorish and heady spice notes. Abundant dark berry fruits, chocolate, and spice, rich and savory with a muscular structure. A palate of great texture and depth.
Vineyard Notes
The 2019 Reserve Pinot Noir is a single site selection off our A10 Pinot Noir Block located adjacent the winery and planted in 1987. This site produces a spice driven, dark fruited style of Pinot Noir, with great intensity.
Winemaker Notes
Naturally chilled grapes were handpicked in the cool of the morning and delivered straight to the winery where they could be placed in cool room to further chill the bunches. These bins were then gently destemmed, keeping the whole berries intact, into a small open fermenter along with a 10% whole bunch inclusion. The must was left to cold soak for one week prior to fermentation. To enhance complexity wild yeast were left to initiate fermentation prior to inoculation with cultured yeast once a cap had developed. A combination of hand plunging, and pump overs were employed over fermentation to carefully manage tannin extraction from grape skins and allow for aeration as desired. The ferment was gently pressed in a basket press to ensure minimal maceration of the skins and seeds. The wine was then racked off solids to a mixture of French oak puncheons and barriques (25% New) where the wine went through malolactic fermentation and maturation in oak for 9 months prior to bottling.