2016
ELGEE PARK

Elgee Park Family Reserve Pinot Noir

One of the earliest harvest we have ever had. The intensely perfumed grapes make for an excellent balanced wine. Deep ruby colour with smokey aromas and hints of cocoa over dark cherry fruit. This complex yet subtle pinot noir shows dark stone fruit flavours with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins. The finish is silky with a spicy richness on the superb mid palate.

$50 Bottle

$600 Dozen

$50.00 Bottle

$600.00 Dozen

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VARIETY

Pinot Noir

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

1st & 3rd March 2016

PLANTED

1988

ALCOHOL

12.5% Vol

COLOUR

Deep ruby

BOUQUET

Smokey with hints of cocoa over dark cherry aromas.

WINEMAKER

Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard

PALATE

This complex yet subtle Pinot Noir shows dark stone fruit flavours with a fine backbone of soft fleshy tannins. The finish is silky with a spicy richness on the superb mid palate.

VINTAGE

2016 – was an unusually dry growing season, but daily temperatures were fairly mild. These conditions resulted in the earliest harvest we have ever had. The intensely perfumed grapes make for an excellent balanced wine.

WINEMAKING

The Pinot Noir was handpicked, then 100% destemmed, with minimal crushing, into small open fermenters, where a natural fermentation commenced after a few days, and the total maceration was for 16 days. The wine was pressed and settled overnight before transfer to barrels (30% new) for malolactic fermentation and maturation (10 months). The wine was given one racking off gross lees in the late winter and bottled in December 2016.