2020 Pinot Noir
90% Own rooted MV6 – planted 1999.
10% Pommard on Paulsen rootstock – planted 2017
Winemaker: Franco D’Anna
Total crush: 362 dozen (c. 4.6t of fruit)
Fermentation: zero whole bunch, open tank fermenters, indigenous yeast.
Fruit Analysis: Baume: 12.5; pH: 3.1; TA: 7.0 grams/litre
Maturation: nine months in new (15%) & used French Barrique (225l), full malolactic fermentation.
No fining or filtration.
Bottled 2 February, 2021
Vegan friendly: no animal products used.
12.5% alc/vol; Approx. 7.4 standard drinks
This wine contains for the first time fruit from our recent plantings of Pommard. Slightly lighter in appearance than the 2019, the wine nonetheless has an immediate impact with perfumed red fruit bursting from the glass. Fragrant aromas of dark red berries, while light clove spice and oak is also evident.
On the palate the wine is another example of power and balance with all elements integrating nicely to deliver texture, complexity and plenty of length.
Excellent drinking now and will improve further through to 2030.