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6 x 2016 Montalto Estate Pinot Noir
To celebrate our Trophy win for Best Pinot Noir at the 2017 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards we’re knocking 10% off the price when you buy half a dozen bottles of 2016 Montalto Estate Pinot Noir.
|Our Montalto Pinot Noir is a Mornington Peninsula regional blend consisting of fruit from our single vineyard sites. Low cropping levels, zero irrigation and hand-tended vines contribute to premium quality. A vintage of both fragrance and structure, our Estate Pinot is a blend of vineyards from the cooler areas of Red Hill (30%) and Main Ridge (15%) together with the warmer sites of Merricks (15%) and Tuerong (40%). Red Hill and Main Ridge blocks provide classic red fruited high-toned notes, whilst darker and earthier qualities from our warmer Merricks and Tuerong vineyards add depth and structure. Hand harvested grapes were sorted before gently destemming into 2 tonne open fermenters and allowed to soak for between 3 and 7 days before the onset of wild fermentation. 19% of the blend underwent carbonic maceration for 2 weeks before being destemmed and then fermented on skins to dryness. Ferment temperatures were allowed to peak at 32 degrees Celsius. A post ferment maceration of 4 to 7 days followed before pressing. The wine was lightly racked to French oak Barriques and Puncheons (35% new) for natural malolactic fermentation and 11 months maturation.|
|Cases Product||1255 cases|
Medium garnet with purple hues. Red fruits including cherry and red currants combine with some darker fruit just beneath the surface. Blood orange together with floral notes, spice, earth, dried herbs and forest floor make for an interesting and complex aroma profile, balanced by a lick tiramisu trailing from the oak. The 2016 Estate Pinot floods the palate with plenty of juicy red and black cherry fruit together with crushed raspberry. The sweetness is harnessed by some serious structural ripe tannin which carries the length of the palate and is supported by bright natural acidity and a long and savoury finish.