2007 Ferrous Pinot Noir

2007
Ferrous Pinot Noir

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Tasting Profile

Back Vintage Release

Kooyong Ferrous Pinot noir is a single site wine produced from the Ferrous vineyard. The parcels in this wine represent 1.20 hectares.

The fruit is 100% destemmed and fermented, without yeast inoculation, in open vats for 18 to 21 days. The malolactic conversion also is indigenous. The maturation period is 18 months in French oak (30% new).

A bright burgundy red. The nose is deeper and darker than the Meres or the Haven, with clove, Chinese five-spice, fennel, black cherry and plum. It is perhaps a little backward at this stage but the flesh of the wine is ripe and there is a generosity of fruit that integrates the fresh acidity. The texture is silky yet firm and mouth aromas of cherries, cedar, and lemony oak flow well. The tannin is dry and grippy and portend a great potential to age.

13.5%

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Reviews

James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016

Promises a big story from the outset, all showy oak and velvety fruit, but once the opening number has died down a web of finer details is revealed, and there the mesmerising begins. This needs a little time but it has tight sleeves and all the right cards tucked therein. Plums, cherries, steel, spice, polished cedarwood and subtle foresty elements. It’s long, fine and more simply, fantastic to spend time with. Would be a welcome guest at dinner anytime.

96 points

Campbell Mattinson

The Australian Wine Annual 2016

A complete, complex cellaring pinot whose smoky but slightly closed bouquet of black and red cherries is lifted by alluring aromas of red and blue flowers. It’s long and supple, with a gentle but emphatic core of blue and red fruits extending long and stylish over a fine mineral and slatey spine towards a lingering and savoury finish of smoky oak, vibrant fruit, dried herbal notes and licorice.

95 points

Jeremy Oliver

WBM, January/February 2016

Beautifully poised black cherry and strawberry fruit of juicy, enticing allure, is impeccably framed in fine-grained, well-structured tannins. It’s intricately crafted, capturing silky, seductive grace and deep, penetrating, enduring fruit depth, lingering with outstanding persistence. Benchmark.

96 points

Tyson Stelzer

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The Vintage

The 2006 - 2007 growing season came out of a dry and continental winter, with lower than normal minimum and higher than normal maximum temperatures. Budburst was early and the large diurnal temperature variances continued throughout spring. The dry conditions continued and irrigation commenced earlier than usual. A cool period in November resulted in imperfect fruit set, which set up a small bunch size and loose bunches. The ongoing dry conditions resulted in our smallest ever berry weights, though a little rain in January and February freshened the vines up. The 2007 harvest was even earlier than 2006 due to the warm conditions and low yields, but wine quality is regarded as very good.
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The Vineyard

The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. Our wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of our geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season. Our cultural operations in the vineyard and practices in the winery endeavour to articulate these unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice.

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