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2020 Mount Macleod Pinot Noir

Gippsland, Victoria, AUSTRALIA
$22. 99 Bottle
$275.88 Dozen
Cellar: Drink now - 3 Years (2021-2024)
ABV: 12.8%
Closure: Stelvin

Cropped from dry-grown, organic vines on deep Gippsland ferresol soils, the fruit was fermented naturally then raised in a mixture of tank (with a long post-ferment maceration) and old wooden barrels that previously housed the Caledonia Australis Pinot. In 2020 winemaker Mark Mathews used a greater proportion of whole bunches (20%) which also meant a shorter extraction period due to good early tannin pickup.

Silky and fleshy with an underlying forest floor savouriness, this is a deliciously slurpable Pinot.

Semi translucent dark red colour with a light red hue. Soaring out of the glass is a fragrant mixture of violet, ripe cherry and strawberry aromatics which are followed by anise, forest floor and spicy herb notes. Deliciously slurpable, the palate features a supple entry with cherry, winter strawberry and subtle rhubarb flavours filling the mouth. Traces of anise, dried herbs, forest floor and spice lie beneath. Well integrated silky smooth tannins. Excellent power wave with a long savoury aftertaste. Great value.
Drink over the next 2-3 years.
Alc. 12.8%