The 2018 Massale Pinot Noir offers a youthful perfume of black cherry, wild summer berries and dried rose petal. On the palate, the wine is deep, medium-bodied and layered with flavours of cherry and cranberry, soft pillowy tannins and excellent length and fruit purity.
The Wine Front, April 2019
Fresh as a daisy. Frisky to boot. Cherry-plum and orange rind, beet and rose petals. A slip of smoky/cedary oak. There’s some softness to the palate but it bounds through the palate in energetic fashion. A joy to drink.
The 2018 Kooyong Massale is a blend of estate grown Pinot Noir parcels from our Tuerong and Balnarring vineyards. The fruit was fermented in open vats. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted for 16 to 18 days. The wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The maturation period was 10 months in French oak barriques (8% new) and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.