This premium, single vineyard Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir demonstrates precise, intricate winemaking. This wine from the Scorpo family’s Old Cherry Orchard block is planted at high density, creating a concentration of flavour and texture rarely seen in vineyards planted at average spacing. Only produced in very good vintages, this is ready to drink now or can be cellared for many years to come.
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The colour sits between ruby & garnet
This wine has an elegance that belies its youthfulness; whilst also displaying great detail and complexity. The nose presents intense cherry, along with mushroom, dried herbs and hints of cedar.
Paul Scorpo & Peter McLean
The palate is tight and delicate whilst also having great length. Cherries dominate the fruits while the tannins have a chewiness, & great balance.
Despite challenging weather conditions and the possibility of smoke taint, which we were fortunate to avoid. Settled weather throughout March allowed vintage to deliver consistently high quality, low tonnage fruit.
Hand picked. Wild yeast fermentation. 10% whole bunch. Use of concrete fermenters. The wines spent 11 months in tightly grained, low toast French Oak of which 20% was new.