2012 Murray Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes

Intense luminous cherry red. Overt cherry, blood plum and red grapefruit. The wine is startling, bold and fresh on the palate. Medium bodied in structure it is incredibly succulent and textural in the mouth delivering a juicy, moreish impression that lingers thanks to the pithy tannins and impeccable acidity. I would like to suggest that this wine is immensely enjoyable now but will develop beautifully into the late 2010’s.


The fruit for this wine was sourced from Oneday Vineyard on the Bellarine Peninsula.
Harvest occurred during March and the fruit was delivered to the winery in the late afternoon. The clones were MV6 and 114
The fruit was destemmed to the fermenter and was allowed to warm up and a natural ferment commenced. Two days in the active ferment was inoculated with an Active Dry Wine Yeast.
Once a 50% drop in fermentable sugar had occurred the cap was plunged once a day until the alcoholic fermetation was complete.
At this stage the wine remained on skins for a further 18 days and then was pressed to tank for settling and then cleanly racked to French Oak (50% second use and 50% third use) for maturation where natural malolactic fermentation occurred.
Following the 10 months in oak the barrels were racked and assembled for bottling with no fining.


James Halliday Wine Companion Magazine 93 points.

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