Port Phillip Estate Balnarring Pinot Noir 2020
The aromatics are crisp and bright with raspberry, violet, blackcurrant, dusty oak spice and an earthy undergrowth character. A silken and juicy mid-palate tightens together with a fresh berry acidity. The delicious, black-fruited palate has plenty of structure offering length and focus. The wine is upfront and youthful and will reward cellaring over the medium term.
This wine was fermented in an open-top wooden vat. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts, included a portion of whole bunches, and lasted 16 days. Following fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barriques (15% of which were new) and underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked only for bottling, with a total maturation period of 11 months. It was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration.
The Port Phillip Estate Pinot noir is a stunning single vineyard wine produced from 5.08 hectares of estate fruit. The blocks were planted in 1988. A beautiful accompaniment to most foods or enjoyed on its own. Port Phillip Estate have always been great makers of pure Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Their wines have always impressed us here at Jim's.
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