Leongatha, South Gippsland
Limited Production of 75 Cases
Conditions during the 2008 ripening season favoured ripe styles of wine, the danger being the potential for high alcohols and low acidities – both the bane of great Pinot Noir. Thankfully, we harvested several days before the two consecutive scorchers of 40°C+ that would otherwise have made a mockery of all our careful tending! The result is a wine which is ripe yet refined. It is drinking very well now, but will develop greater complexity over the coming years. Great with most foods, but steer clear of anything too sweet. It’s a moreish and succulent wine, and a single bottle doesn’t seem to last long – so be careful!
“Intense raspberry and black cherry lift from the glass, complemented by a dusting of spicy oak. Dark berry fruits follow through on the palate, with hints of earth, liquorice and fennel. Palate is medium in weight, supple and balanced. Fine tannins and a silken texture fill out the finish.”