Savoury aromas of wet stone and dried sage-like herbs lead into wild ripe berries – namely raspberry and blackberry. Medium in weight and finely structured, the lengthy and intense palate has a gently juicy and velvety elegance complete with cool blue fruit flavours.
The 2019 Kooyong Massale is a blend of Pinot Noir from our Tuerong and Balnarring vineyards. The fruit was fermented in open vats. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 15 to 18 days. The wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The maturation period was 10 months in French oak barriques and puncheons (5% new) and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.