Montalto Single Vineyard 'Main Ridge' Pinot Noir 2014

Mornington Peninsula

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'Our Main Ridge site has consistently delivered immensely aromatic wines, allowing each vintage to age elegantly, and the 2014 is no different. The nose is packed with florals, blue fruits, cherry cola and a distinct earthiness highlighted by an interesting pine needle note. Plum and cherry dominate the palate complimented by plush, velvety tannins delivering brightness and flow. Lovely, lively, and juicy – drink now!' - Simon Black

The Main Ridge site sits at 156 metres above sea level. Being a cooler, more vigorous site on red volcanic soils this vineyard delivers wonderful aromatics and purity - even with 9 years bottle-age, the 2014 vintage still showcases this unique expression of site. Beautiful florals layered with concentrated red fruits but expressing aged qualities by way of subtle tobacco and cedar notes. Fine tannins and bright acidity, delivering a rich yet delicate wine.

Trophy - 2015 National Cool Climate Win Show (Best Pinot Noir)

Gold Medal - 2015 National Cool Climate Wine Show

Trophy - 2015 Victorian Wine Show (Best Pinot Noir)

Gold Medal 2015 Victorian Wine Show


We picked this block very carefully and then destemmed the grapes them into 2 tonne open fermenters. The fruit was allowed to soak for 7 days before the onset of wild fermentation. Ferment temperatures peaked at 32 degrees Celsius. A post ferment maceration of 6 days followed before pressing. The wine was lightly racked to French oak Barriques (25% new, 50% one-year old, 25% two-year year) for natural malolactic fermentation and 11 months maturation.


Harvest Date: 5th April 2014

Alcohol: 13.7

Acidity: 6.3 g/L

pH: 3.62

Cases Produced:96