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Little Laney Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


Mornington Peninsula


Red and black fruited aromatic and perfumed displaying redcurrants and black cherries. Light and energetic on palate initially but as the tannins grow and make their presence felt in a strong and persistent way that really adds structure to the wine. This then fades out as a wave of delicate fruits and florals come to forefront, which all wash away with vibrant and refreshing acidity. This wine is incredibly fluid with flavours and sensations constantly emerging and retreating as you sip the wine.



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 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 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.



Little Laney vineyard sits at 235 metres above sea level on a steep easterly slope facing out over Western Port Bay and Phillip Island. Although sheltered from the southerlies that blow regularly, it retains a cool aspect and this shows particularly in the structured and grippy tannins in this wine. The block that this wine is made from is MV6 clone of Pinot Noir planted in 1994. 



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



“Deep red-purple, youthful colour, the bouquet full of dried thyme and oregano notes, complex and layered, and very savoury. There is superior depth of flavour, intense and piercing, long and satisfying. Fleshy density and extract aplenty takes it to a higher level. Long, long carry: it swells and builds with the classic peacock’s tail. Outstanding pinot noir”. 98/100, Huon Hooke – The Real Review

“An east-facing slope, 230 meters above sea-level, looking over the Bass Strait. Exotic notes of violets, Turkish delight, cloves, tamarind and the call of the souk. Gorgeous aromas! This is fine. Despite the intensity of flavor and weightier feel, the tannins are beautifully furled and the acidity, juicy. The result is a mid-weighted pinot of composure, immense class and beguiling aromas. Drink or hold”. – 95 Points, Ned Goodwin.


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