2010 Errington Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Vibrant bright red cherry. Spice, cherry, earth, fennel and undergrowth. In the mouth the wine has elegance and structure with the acid and tannins in balance with the rich refined fruit. Medium to light bodied, yet the wine displays the intensity and depth we should expect from classic Bellarine Pinot Noir. Drink now and over the next decade.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Grassy Point vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Harvest occurred on a mild day and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. The picking bins were placed in a refrigerated shipping container and chilled down over night.
For ferment 30% of the whole bunches were tipped to the bottom of the fermenter with the remaining fruit destemmed on top of the whole bunches. The fruit was allowed to warm up of its own accord and a natural ferment ensued. Total time on skins was 16 days.
The ferment was pressed to tank for settling and then cleanly racked to French oak barrels (25% new oak) for maturation where natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Following the 10 months in oak the barrels were racked and assembled for bottling with no fining required and coarse filtration employed.


2013 James Halliday Wine Companion 94 points

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