2021 Pinot Noir Nouveau

2021
Pinot Noir Nouveau

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Tasting Profile

September 2021

The fruit was destemmed into a stainless-steel vat, with a focus on whole berry fermentation, together with a small number of whole bunches. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 14 days. The maturation period was six months in an old large-format French oak foudre, where the wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was bottled without fining, with minimal filtration and minimal SO2.

The nose has lifted aromas of raspberry and strawberry, together with aromatic florals of rose and violet, and is underpinned by spicy whole bunch notes. A soft and juicy texture and bright fruit flavours give the wine freshness and vibrancy, while the savoury tannins provide structure and complexity. Ready to drink now.

12.5%

 

Tasting Profile 2021
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Reviews

2021 reviews coming soon…

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The Vintage

Although 2020 Winter was mild, it provided excellent rainfall, with approximately 225mm falling evenly throughout June, July, and August. Budburst commenced in the second week of September, a typical start to a season on the Mornington Peninsula. Spring presented typical conditions with fluctuating temperatures and rainfall. Temperatures stabilised before flowering, and the region experienced favourable conditions throughout this critical time of the season. All our vineyards enjoyed good flowering and fruit set. While early Summer rainfall was below average, conditions shifted to wet and humid during January. The viticultural team worked diligently to ensure our vineyards remained disease-free. Veraison commenced mid-January, earlier than the last couple of seasons. Our vineyards were replenished with good natural rainfall during this time, thus satisfying the increased water demand of grapevines. The sunny but relatively cool weather throughout February meant ripening was slow and steady. Harvest commenced in early March and continued into early April. The weather remained mild throughout, and harvest progressed at an even pace, providing ideal conditions.
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The Vineyard

Our ‘pilot’ wines bring to bottle the experimentation and play of the winemaking team…

Experimentation is an essential element of our winemaking philosophy. It sees us developing and trialling various winemaking techniques, reassessing and expanding on traditional methods, highlighting specific parcels of fruit and exploring diverse wine styles. We are excited to share some of the results with our ‘pilot’ wines.

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