Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir 2016

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Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir 2016

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-landividdy-lane-pinot-noir-2016
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir.

Polperro wines minimum purchase is six bottles. This can be a mix of any Polperro wine.

Additional Information

Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 16

Landaviddy Lane - Altitude: 160m above sea level  Coordinates: 38*24’39’’ south, 145* 0’35’ East  Average rainfall:  870mm Cropping: 1.8 tons/acre  Clone:  MV6   (1.0 acre) Trellising system:  VSP and cane pruned  Planted : 1992 Vineyard orientation: gentle South westerly slope with vineyard rows running North East

The vineyard is situated 160m above sea level, and sheltered by a valley that is moderated by the cooling Bass Strait sea breeze.  This allows for gradual ripening, but with a  south westerly  aspect the vineyards receives plenty of afternoon sun as well which shows through  the finished wine.  .

Wine Making

Baume: 13.5  ph 3.4 t.a 6.3  Finished wine:  pH: 3.64  T/A  6.2 g/l  FSO2 : 26ppm  TSo2 :  80ppm Alc: 13.6%v/v  Dissolved oxygen: 0.38 mg/L 

The fruit is handpicked and destemmed into a 2 ton open fermenter as whole berries and left to start fermenting naturally.  It is not touched until a 2-3 drop in baume, which allows fermentation to occur inside the grape berry and I believe increases the aromatics of the finished wine. Once fermentation starts strongly, the ferment is handplunged 2-3 times per day for 15 days. The  wine is left on skins for post ferment maturation for another 15 days.  It is then pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 30 % new oak and predominately François Freres and Sirugue extra tight grain Light toast. In the spring the wine is racked and returned to barrel. Finally after a total of 16 months barrel maturation, the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Notes

A wine with many facets to discover. First impressions on the nose present spices and sweet red berries, almost Turkish Delight notes . The delicate earthy palate is lifted with fresh cranberries and light, silky tannins. Finishing with a light saltiness.

Review Polperro is increasingly a producer to watch from Mornington with year-on-year refinement of its style. This has often impressed, but it’s this release that stunned. It’s a compact wine that feels inwardly concentrated and sheathed in silky tannins. Flavours are drawn long, set to sweet and sour cherry, layered gently with malty oak. Tightly wound, it drinks superbly now, but needs time to unfurl and reveal its best. Five to 15 years is recommended drinking. Gourmet Traveller WINE- Mike Bennie
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