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    2023 Dexter Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

    $65.00

    6 Bottle Discount 5%
    12 Bottle Discount 10%
    SKU: Pinot Noir 2023 Categories: ,

    Description

    This was another year of low crops and small bunches. In the glass this results in intensely concentrated fruit flavours and fine velvet tannins for the 2023 Pinot Noir. Dark cherry, blueberry and black berry flavours dominate, backed up by savoury herbal characters. Fine grain tannins and well defined structure carry the fruit sweetness well with great length and support the vintage.

    Winemaker's notes

    Each clone on our single vineyard site was picked separately when they individually reach optimal ripeness. Hand-picked fruit was destemmed without crushing and elevated into small open fermenters. The whole berry must was left to cold soak for 2-3 days before beginning fermentation. Fermentation temperatures peaked at around 32°C and during fermentation the cap was plunged up to 2 times per day. After fermentation was complete, the must was gently pressed and transferred into French Oak puncheons (21% new, 14% second use, 21% third use and 43% older) where MLF occurred before winter. The wine was left to mature in oak on lees before being bottled late December 2023.

    Vintage Notes

    Moderate temperatures throughout a wet spring and into flowering resulted in healthy canopies with slightly lower than average yields. La Niña continuing into yet another year resulted in above average rainfall over the summer, keeping the vines healthy. Moderate temperatures during late summer produced slower ripening than usual but the grapes retained high levels of natural acidity along with great concentration of flavour and fine tannin profiles. Although the weather reduced crop loads, quality and flavour remained strong in the 2023 wines.

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