Winemaker’s Notes: A great cool year for this variety.

These vineyards are planted on a northerly and slightly

easterly aspect in the Yarra Valley with a yield around 2.0 tonne

to the acre. The fruit was gently destemmed without crushing

the berries and the must was divided into clonal batches, MV6,

115, 114. Natural ferments reaching 38°C ensured maximum

extraction of flavours and other essential fruit components

including tannins and colour. Maceration extended up to 45

days with gentle hand plunging and pumping over. The wine

was aged in 33% new French oak for a period of 12 months,

with a further 24 months in bottle prior to release.

 

Tasting Note: Quite complex on the nose, this wine

deliveries opulent fresh lifted sweet ripe wild strawberries and

cherries with some savoury toasty notes and some

undergrowth truffle. On the palate, it is velvety, fruity, and

lively with acidic linearity that lingers and indicates that it

will develop with further aging. Quite tight at the moment, it

will boastfully open to be a powerful wine with balanced acidity

at the finish as well as good velvety fine tannins. As a result,

it will be a wine that will continue to build in structure and

flavour whilst simultaneously harmonising. Being a cool year,

the wine will continue to develop and will take on more truffle

and earthy complexity as it ages.

 

Cellaring: 10 years plus

Cuvée Stephen Thomson Pinot Noir 2018

$59.00Price
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