xCellar Door Release Pinot Noir

xCellar Door Release Pinot Noir

2016 Pinot Noir

VIC

This wine has a delicate perfume lift of dark cherries, bright red berries, earthiness and spice, chocolate and oak

    Wine Details

    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Pinot Noir
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background

      In 2016 there was an excellent winter and early spring rainfall that was able to fill the soil profile. Weather conditions through summer were cool. Mild weather through march resulted in steady ripening.

    • Vineyard Notes

      This wine comes from two section of our Merricks Grove vineyard which is situated on the South Eastern Hills, on the Mornington Peninsula. The vines are planted north south and come from the F block (MV6) and D block.

    • Winemaking

      Hand harvested fruit was destemmed and underwent a cold maceration for 3 days. Primary fermentation occurred in open fermenters which included cap management by hand plunging every 6 – 8 hours. Once pressed off, the wine was placed into French oak barrels for 24 months in a mixture of new and old oak.

    • Tasting Notes

      Our Cellar Door Pinot Noir has a delicate perfume lift of dark cherries, bright red berries, earthiness and spice, chocolate and oak with a persistent seductive palate of raspberries, black cherry with gamey and earthy notes integrated by fine silky tannins enveloped by elegant French oak from the high quality barrels it was aged in.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      Careful cellaring will ensure longevity.

      Primary fruit flavours will predominate when young with more savoury elements developing with age.

      Cellar for 5 – 10 years.

    Wine Details

    • Vintage 2016
    • Type Red Wine
    • Variety Pinot Noir
    • Volume 750ml
    • Alcohol Volume 14.5%
    • Standard Drinks 8.6
    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Background

      In 2016 there was an excellent winter and early spring rainfall that was able to fill the soil profile. Weather conditions through summer were cool. Mild weather through march resulted in steady ripening.

    • Vineyard Notes

      This wine comes from two section of our Merricks Grove vineyard which is situated on the South Eastern Hills, on the Mornington Peninsula. The vines are planted north south and come from the F block (MV6) and D block.

    • Winemaking

      Hand harvested fruit was destemmed and underwent a cold maceration for 3 days. Primary fermentation occurred in open fermenters which included cap management by hand plunging every 6 – 8 hours. Once pressed off, the wine was placed into French oak barrels for 24 months in a mixture of new and old oak.

    • Tasting Notes

      Our Cellar Door Pinot Noir has a delicate perfume lift of dark cherries, bright red berries, earthiness and spice, chocolate and oak with a persistent seductive palate of raspberries, black cherry with gamey and earthy notes integrated by fine silky tannins enveloped by elegant French oak from the high quality barrels it was aged in.

    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      Careful cellaring will ensure longevity.

      Primary fruit flavours will predominate when young with more savoury elements developing with age.

      Cellar for 5 – 10 years.