100% Pinot Noir from Strathmore Vineyard, Moorabool Valley. Grey, brown and clay loams with Fragmented Granite. 30% Whole Bunch and 20% new French oak for 9 Months. Only 125 dozen produced.
30% whole bunches, 9 days on skins, pressed to oak for 9 months before bottling with no fining and minimal filtration. Crystal-clear crimson, the bouquet complexed by a mix of berry, earth and spice. The light-bodied palate follows with red fruits and pomegranate joining the party. 13% alc, screwcap, drink to 2029. 95 points – James Halliday, The Weekend Australian
Light, bell clear, tangy and complex. At first it feels a little too tart, a wine made for winemakers, but as it breathes it adds both flesh and fancy. It has a lot to offer and a lot to say. Dried herb notes, cherry-strawberry and woodsmoke flavours. Undergrowth characters appear as if dangling from strings. Tension is the name of the game here. The wine’s various aspects sit in separate corners but they’re all tied, they’re taut. We’re at Act One of a drama. 93+ points – Campbell Mattinson, The Winefront