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Landaviddy Lane Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


Mornington Peninsula


Middle Eastern spices, red cherries, brambly and lifted. Silky elegant palate with red cherries, raspberries and swirling tannins. This wine is very much red fruit dominant but there is also hints of pomegranate and cranberries that help carry the palate through.



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 baumé, 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 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 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.



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.



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



“This is in many ways a prettier and more ethereally elegant wine than the Mill Hill. Everything is delivered with a sense of restraint, yet you know that within there is the power and structure to support extended cellaring. Fine chalky and slightly bony tannins, a silky oak influence and plush red fruit contribute to a velvety palate of effortless length. Love it now”. 95/100, Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan Wine

“Red cherry colour with a touch of brick red at the rim. Red cherry, amaro herbs and smoked meat aromatics. A very savoury palate with African spices, cedar shavings and smoky brisket undertones. Good length and ample intensity with fine granular tannins carrying it long to a dry finish where red fruits finally show. Time in a decanter will bring more harmony”. 93/100, Stuart Knox – The Real Review

“There’s a lot of character to this wine. It’s complex, it’s structured and it’s long. It tastes of macerated cherries and wood spice, undergrowth and cedar, earth and assorted herbs. It tastes the good, substantial and slightly warm but varietal, though its best feature is perhaps its tannin, which is not in any way overdone but at the same time, feels commanding”. 93+, Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front


$100 RRP/ $600 case of 6 / Limit of 1 case per customer