Pinot Noir Premium 2019 - Bass Phillip
✔ 10% When purchasing 12 or more bottles
From the original Estate vineyard; 8,500 vines/hectare; specific plot cropping at approx. one tonne/acre, often blended with the best fruit from our Leongatha Vineyard. Wine with attractive, rich fruits in the mid-palate, with the strength to improve up to ten years in the cellar. Bottled without fining or filtration.
The exquisitely balanced single vineyard Estate Pinot Noir draws fruit from the extremely low cropping, closely spaced north easterly facing, four hectare un-irrigated vineyard. The wine is vinified in an open stainless steel fermenter with regular plunging to extract colour and flavour. After fermentation the wine is gravity racked into a combination of new (60%) and old French Alliers oak for a maturation period of around 15 to 18 months.
Initially the fruit and oak are tussling for attention with ripe cherries and red plums eventually in the ascendancy. Over time this amalgam will amplify the complexity and become a harmonious whole. The delicious savory and fruit flavours of the nose are reflected in the mouth filling flavours of the palate. A glossy, showy wine with a lovely core of fine tannins providing the assured structure for longevity, depth and length.
Grapes from biodynamic farming, natural yeast and low added sulfites.