2018 Pinot Noir Collection Mornington Peninsula

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SKU: HP18CO-MOPTNOIR6

  • WINE STYLE
    WINE STYLE
    Elegant & Refined
  • FOOD PAIRING
    FOOD PAIRING
    Peking duck, ragout of wild mushroom served with polenta
  • HIGHLIGHTS
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Best Mornington Pinot Trophy
WHY WE LOVE THIS WINE
The 2018 wines have excellent colour, flavour and weighty
 
Trophy Winner 
This wine picked up the 'Best Mornington Pinot Trophy" at the 2019 Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
 
 

A NOTE FROM THE WINEMAKERS

“A generous wine full of Pinot character, with 10% whole bunch for added complexitye”

SERVING TEMPERATURE | 13 - 17°

CELLAR POTENTIAL | Up to 10 - 15 years

 

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TASTING NOTES

The Mornington Peninsula is famous for its Pinot Noir wines and this is a fine example from a great vintage: deep colour, spicy berry aromas, a silky-smooth palate and fine tannin to finish.

 

SEASON

There were no major heatwaves in the 2018 season; nevertheless, it was a warm season overall and the harvest was a little early. Cool weather and regular rain up until Christmas made a slow start to the season, setting up good ground moisture and vine health coming into summer. An extended dry, mild patch over January and February was excellent for Pinot Noir, helping create excellent depth of flavour balanced with lively acidity..

WINEMAKING 

This wine is from select vineyards in Red Hill, Main Ridge, Tuerong and our own Capella Vineyard in Bittern, making it a true representation of the region and the season. The fruit was harvested by hand at the end of February, chilled overnight, then destemmed and vinified in open fermenters with hand plunging. About 10% was fermented in whole bunches to increase red fruit aromas and tannin complexity. The wine was matured for 11 months in a mix of new and seasoned oak barriques from a selection of Burgundian coopers.