A more ethereal style, a departure from the assertive presence of the Mornington pinots. Spicy, herbal and sappy, with red fruits of plums, cranberry, cherry and redcurrant. Mouth filling and silky feel, subtle wood spice, Serrano and autumnal notes and soft velvety tannins. Discreet, and yet with a great volume of flavour. Light and shade, with an iron fist. Fascinating. Waters Wine Co
The wine is a mix of several clones: D5, MV6 and 777. The grapes were destemmed into an open stainless-steel pot and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The wine was pressed after two weeks on skins to barrels (30% new) with full solids. It went through malolactic fermentation in the spring. After 12 months in barrel the wine was blended into tank where it sat for two months on fine lees. It was given a light filtration and bottled in August 2019.