Mill Hill Pinot Noir 2017

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Mill Hill Pinot Noir 2017

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-mill-hill-pinot-noir-2017
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir

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Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 17

Mill Vineyard - Altitude: 270m above sea level  Coordinates: 38*21’48’’ south, 144* 58’38’ East Average rainfall: 900mm Clone:  MV6 (2.5 acres)  Cropping:  1.9 tons/acre Planted : 1994  Trellising system:  VSP and cane pruned Vineyard orientation : gentle northly slope  with vineyard rows running due North

he Mill Hill vineyard lies 270m above sea level, and is the highest and one of the more exposed sites in the region. This ensures a long ripening period which creates high levels of natural acidity which persist through to the 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

Analysis: pH: 3.86  T/A  5.0  g/l   Alc:  13.7 %v/v 

The fruit is handpicked and destemmed into 2 ton open fermenters 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 to increase the aromatics of the finished wine. Once fermentation starts strongly then the ferment is hand plunged 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 Sirugue extra tight grain Light toast. In spring the wine is racked and returned to barrel. After a total of 16 months barrel maturation the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

Tasting Notes

The Mill Hill acid backbone provides the framework for a layered wine. A mix of red berries and cherries on both nose and palate are intertwined with delicate spices and supporting oak. The fine tannin and late back-palate power remind us how incredible wine from this region can be.


Pale red colour and transparent. The bouquet shows great concentration - ripe cherries, strawberry topping and oak-spice. Red plums on the palate lead an ethereal expression of the variety. It's plush and balanced. Tannins are refined. Excellent. 96 POINTS - The Real Review


MV6 planted at 270 m in 1994. Made like the Landaviddy Pinot but mainly Sirugue barrels in which it is aged for 16 months in total.Very pale garnet. Rather subtle nose although the palate is pretty sweet – though not as syrupy as the Landaviddy Lane 2017. Good acidity and grip on the finish. Really very nice actually. A red that's soft enough to enjoy without food. Good balance so long as you're not looking for a copy of red burgundy. Jancis Robinson

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