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Mill Hill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021


Mornington Peninsula


Focused and complex aromatics that are tightly woven and hard to unpack however, there are delicate rose petal, blood orange and red fruits emerging. The palate is fine and linear with all the red fruits and fine tannins sitting inside the tram track like acid line, with long lingering finish.



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.



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 northerly slope  with vineyard rows running due North.

The 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.



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 such a beautifully structured and poised pinot nor which comes off the highest vineyard on the estate. Vibrant red fruits on the nose infused with a chalky acidity and slick fine tannin influence. It’s still tightly help yet deep within is a core waiting to burst out. I love the energy in this wine and its brightness. Has everything to ensure extended cellaring, but it is mighty good drinking now”. 96/100, Ray Jordan – Ray Jordan Wine

“Medium-deep red-purple colour, bright; toasty barrels and nuts (almond, walnut) populate the bouquet, while the palate is softly fleshy and nicely textured, with good intensity and a degree of earthy savouriness partly due to barrel maturation. A whisper of clove oil. There is fleshy depth and drive, and the finish lingers on and on”. 94/100, Huon Hooke –  The Real Review

“It’s a complex wine but it still manages to display a fair degree of finesse. Game, mint, plum and black cherry flavours roll into undergrowth and sweet spice. There are orange-like highlights here too; both on the nose and in the mouth. Tannin is assertive, in a good way, and in the context of the aforementioned finesse”. 93+, Campbell Mattinson – The Wine Front


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