Notes from winemaker James Madden:
D5V12 clone Pinot Noir originates from Beaujolais and was the first clone
brought to Australia in the 60’s. This little plot was reverted to cane
pruned this season. This coupled with the intense heat kept yields down
but the concentration was fantastic. The fruit was 100% de-stemmed
looking for fresh focussed fruit and was open top fermented for 2 weeks.
Pressed with a touch of sugar before the end of primary fermentation and
racked to 7 year old french oak barriques to rest and unfurl for 10
months. Bottled in spring.