Save Our Souls Pinot Noir 2016
The growing season kicked off with a bout of warm weather in early Spring allowing for good flowering. The summer was mostly dry and not overly hot until quite late. This late spike in warmer weather saw the earliest harvest in recent memory.
MV6 clone from Balnarring and 115 clone from Tuerong were carefully hand harvested and sorted in the vineyard. Following destemming the whole berries were chilled in large open fermenters. The fermentation was allowed to commence naturally and continued without temperature control. The must was pumped over every 2-3 days and then pressed after 14 days maceration.
Following primary fermentation, the wine was transferred to barriques for natural malolactic and settling prior to bottling.
Typical bright crimson colour and a fragrant aroma of red berries and spice speak clearly of the Mornington Peninsula.
Punchy or lifted fruit characters on the palate that suggest raspberry and cherry lead through to a softening mid-palate with great texture.
A tight structured wine that is slowly unravelling. The length once again provides evidence of the origin with lingering elements of darker red fruits.