2021 Marchand & Burch Villages Pinot Noir
Marchand & Burch is a collaboration of two old friends from France and Australia who share a love of fine wine. Winemaker Pascal Marchand and vigneron Jeff Burch have embarked on a partnership to hand-craft Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from selected sites in both countries.
Fruit is sourced from the Mount Barrow vineyard located in the eastern, elevated end of Mount Barker. Approximately 15% to 20% whole bunches were included in the ferment and maturation took place in French oak puncheons, 40% of which was new, for a period of 6-9 months.
Juicy, expansive and long.
Dark red in colour with black shaded edges and a light red hue. Perfumed violet top notes are followed by red to dark cherry, strawberry, forest floor, dried meat and spicy cedar. Delicious red to dark cherry and strawberry fruits have an expansive succulent like feel with some toasty cedar, dried herb, forest floor and spice elements lingering in the background. Concludes fresh with velvety tannins and a long aftertaste that is both savoury and supple.
Drink over the next 5-6 years.