2007 Meres Pinot Noir

Meres Pinot Noir


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Tasting Profile

Back Vintage Release

This is a single site wine produced from 1.65 hectares of the Meres vineyard.

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). The wine is bottled without fining or filtration.

A bright clear burgundy red. The nose is redolent of red berry with top notes of nutmeg and spicy clove. Fragrant as always and dominated by red fruit, the 2007 Meres is a little more strict in its structure than normal, with a combination of some firm tannins and crisp acidity. While red berries are most apparent on the palate there is also some blue fruit, sweet spice and a savoury edge with a touch of earthiness and wild olive. Oak is barely apparent and the fragrance lasts through well to the finish.


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James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2016

Polish, power and poise. Depth of fruit and flavour but it never becomes bogged down; it keeps flowing with cherry-plum and chicory flavour, notes of coffee grounds and undergrowth more than enough to raise your pulse. Excellent length. Terrific wine.

96 points

Campbell Mattinson

The Australian Wine Annual 2016

Smoky and stylish, with a heady perfume of cherries, berries and sweet toasty vanilla oak backed by suggestions of spice and menthol. It’s artfully balanced, with a fine length of vibrant red and black cherry and cranberry-like flavour that knits tightly with fresh oak, finishing long, gentle and savoury with a lingering core of fruit and a refreshing acidity.

95 points

Jeremy Oliver

WBM, January/February 2016

Rose hip, pink pepper, exotic spice, even pipe smoke unite in a spice-accented Meres of exact red cherry character, eminently Chambolle-Musigny-shaped in its fragrant red-fruited allure. Finely structured, mineral-textured tannins mark out a delightful palate line.

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.

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.