Mill Hill Pinot Noir 2018

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Mill Hill Pinot Noir 2018

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-mill-hill-pinot-noir-2018
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Mill Hill Pinot Noir

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Additional Information

Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 18

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

A restrained nose initially, which opens up to showcase an intriguing aromatic depth of dark plum, black cherry, and faint layers of earthy mushroom. The complexity on the nose continues with aromatics reminiscent of bitters and crushed rock. The palate is generous, yet focused with a savoury acidity and a finely structured framework of tannin. All leading to a persistent and lasting finish.

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