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Estate Pinot Noir 2022


Mornington Peninsula


Perfumed, lifted and concentrated there is macerated cherries, wood spice and earthly plum and beetroot notes. The palate is complex and elegant. Very balanced with everything from fruit, tannin and acid in perfect harmony. There is a textural and mineral edge to the wine, however, fruit showing on the nose will only evolve with time and show more on the palate with time in the bottle. Possibly the best release of this wine to date.



The fruit is handpicked across multiple vineyards & blocks, 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 baumé, 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 than pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 10 % new oak across d’Aquittaine and Sirugue extra tight grain light toast. In spring the wine is racked and returned to barrel. After a total of 12 months barrel maturation the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.


A Blend of 5 of our estate vineyards , this mix of vineyard sites and clonal make up result in multiple levels of complexity, that all come together in a harmonious and complimentary way.
Coverdale : 115, 777, and mv6
Kindillan : 114
Dodgers : 115 and Mv6
Talland Hill New Block : mv6 , 777, 667 , pommard and Abel
Mill hill road block : 115 , and Q clones



We grow, make and farm our vineyards using a philosophy of  sustainability and regenerative agriculture, applying a mix of  biological, biodynamic and organic practices.



An excellent estate pinot noir. Vivid aromas of clotted dark cherries, Seville orange zest, cloves, lilacs, damsons and sassafras. Mid-weighted, succulent and juicy, with maritime freshness towing length across an array of extract and tannic fortitude, ample for a wine of this tier. On one hand, easygoing. On the other, a wine to put away mid-term. Delicious. Drink or hold. – 93 Points, Ned Goodwin.

“This was Buckle’s wine of the day, and it also made Black’s list. “The nose is a flurry of pinot fruits, raspberry, ripe cherry, dark plum and delicate violets,” wrote Buckle. “Delightful fruit characters, purity and finesse here. Suggests very meticulous viticulture and detailed winemaking. Complexity will come with time, oak whispers in the background. Balance and integration make the whole experience seamless, nothing out of place. Lingering tannins like rolling a cherry pip in your mouth. ” Black saw ” a wine of fragrance and purity. Blood orange, strawberry, rosewater/rose petal, cherry and violets and some fuji apple skin meshed with some attractive tiramisu oak qualities. On the palate, fresh fruits of the forest, wild berries, plum skin and some fresh OJ also in the mix. Medium-plus weight with a cool acid line on some attractive pumice-stone tannins. While it’s more in the medium weight zone, it’s certainly not lacking presence.” 

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir Deep Dive,
2022 The Top Wines Mornington Peninsula, Young Gun of Wine


$60 RRP/ $57 Case of 12
Case discount12 - 999 5%