Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir 2017

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Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir 2017

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-landividdy-lane-pinot-noir-2017
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Landaviddy Lane Pinot Noir.

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Additional Information

Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 17

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.  

Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.

Wine Making

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.


Clone NV6 planted at 160 m in 1992. Whole-berry fermentation in open fermenters and left on skins for a further 15 days. Racked to François Frères and Sirugue extra tight grain barrels, 30% new, for 16 months. Very pale ruby. There is no hint of blue in this wine despite its youth. The nose seems quite evolved too. I wouldn't mind a bit more freshness on this very slightly syrupy Pinot. Flattering but a bit worryingly developed. Tastes as though the grapes got pretty ripe. Jancis Robison 

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