Talland Hill Pinot Noir 2017

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Talland Hill Pinot Noir 2017

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Product Code: mornington-peninsula-polperro-talland-hill-pinot-noir-2017
Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Talland Hill Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, Polperro Pinot Noir

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

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Brand Polperro
Region Mornington Peninsula
Year 17

Talland Hill - Altitude: 170m above sea level Coordinates: 38*35’16’’ south, 145* 0’45’ East Average rainfall: 700mm Cropping: 1.5 tons/acre Clone: MV6 (1.5 acre) Trellising system: VSP and cane pruned Planted : 1992 Vineyard orientation: Majority of vineyard planted on a north facing slope with north facing orientation. 

The Talland Hill vineyard is the warmest and most sheltered of our three single vineyards, it is also the first vineyard to be picked each year. This site produces bold and powerful Pinot Noir. 

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 berries , increasing the aromatics of the wine. Once fermentation starts strongly,  the ferment is handplunged 2-3 times per day for 10 days or until sugar is dry . The wine is left on skins for post ferment maturation for another 10 days. It is then pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 30 % new oak and predominately Sirugue Troncais extra tight grain Medium toast and D’aquitaine Allier and Jupier tight grain medium toast oak barrels. 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 and minimal sulphur.

Tasting Notes

A rich and dark Pinot Noir from the Polperro Bistro block. The luscious nose with powerful herbaceous notes of bay leaves and mushrooms is softened with vanilla and a hint of pepper. This warmer site produces a fruity yet earthy wine, with bold and chunky tannins to finish.


Medium red colour with crimson edges. A brooding, savoury and spicy bouquet - rhubarb and toasty oak. Instantly shows width when sipped. Subtle and self-assured. Soft red berry fruits with length driven by tannins. 95 POINTS - The Real Review

MV6 planted at 170 m in 1992 facing north. Made like Talland Hill though with a wider range of oak sources. Pale ruby. Fresher nose than either the Landaviddy Lane or the Mill Hill. Pretty on the palate with some delicate tannins in evidence. Not yet properly in balance with the tannins the most obvious element at the moment. Drink with food for now. Quite delicate fruit. Jancis Robinson 

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