2022 SINGLE BLOCK D PINOT NOIR

$95.00 inc GST

Planted between 1995 and ‘98, the D block comprises 8 acres of vines on the vineyard’s south facing slope. Facing away from the sun means this site is slightly cooler than the North Slope. The soils consist of dark brown volcanic clay-loams at the top, to black clay-loams towards the bottom. A mixture of MV6, G5 and 114 clones the fruit was selectively hand harvested and fermented separately in open top small vessels. Hand plunged with a portion of whole bunch. Ferment temperature was controlled with a portion of extended maceration 

Medium dark crimson colour, initial impressions are alluring. A sweet intense perfume of sour cherries, underlying savoury charcuterie notes and a salty biscuit character that amalgamates the aromas. The palate is silky and complex with power yet restraint. A full mid palate intensity is supported by mature structural tannins. The finish is long and fine with a beautiful note of lavender potpourri to finish

Region: Moorabool Valley, Geelong
Vineyard: Clyde Park Vineyard – Block D
Varieties: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest: 2nd April 2022
Oak: 70% new oak
Whole Bunch: 25%
Alcohol: 13.3%
Closure: Screw cap
Cellaring: Now until 2032+