A very elegant and easy-drinking Pinot Noir from the biodynamic Hochkirch vineyard located in Henty, just south of the Grampians.
What to expect:
Floral, rich, full nose with powerful notes of plum and cherry. The palate has attractive sweetness followed by fine tannins, great structure, and a long and savoury finish. The wine combines fulness and density with precision and is quite stylish too.
2019 gave Henty a warm dry Jan then a cool-ish Feb. Picking took place over five days in early March. 30% whole bunches were retained, and the rest of the harvest was destemmed. Wild ferment was in small open vats, and the juice had about three to four days rest before some gentle foot-stomping and a daily plunge. Everything was pressed after 14 days into tank, and was then gravity-fed to small, mainly old French oak. Malo was allowed to progress, and the wine was racked and assembled after 15 months. The only addition was 50ppm SO2 at bottling.