This wine really caught our attention, in a good way. Made by Alex & Peter McLean (Stoniers & Scorpo respectively) this wine is alluring & layered. It’s a very savoury & textural style Pinot Noir that’s lifted by vibrant red fruit aromas & flavours.
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Light ruby with a touch of garnet.
Lifted bouquet of macerated cherries, leafy whole bunch characters & a touch of chai spice.
Alex & Peter McLean.
Delicate, textural & savoury. Vibrant currants & pomegranate lead to a flinty, savoury & slightly grippy finish.
A perfect late Spring and early Summer resulted in the best flowering and fruit set we have seen for many years. It was followed by a dry and mild ripening period. The berries show intense perfume and great flavour which has produced exceptionally balanced wines.
About half of the fruit was destemmed, 25% went straight to the fermenter as whole bunch & another 25% was part destemmed & part whole bunch. The individual parcels were all matured for 3 months in oak (no new). The components were then racked, blended & returned to oak for a further 7 months to chill out & get to know one another. The final blend happened in January 2019 & was then bottled (unfined & unfiltered) in February 2019.
Courtesy: Brothers McLean.