Monday, 19 August 2013

Montalto Merricks Block Pinot Noir 2012

This single vineyard Pinot comes from a vineyard 55 metres above sea level with grey loam over clay soil. Once again, different conditions to the two other 2012 single vineyard releases from Montalto.
Dark cherry, rich earth, soft plum and gentle pepper were the highlights. The fruit is fresh and bright and a little fruit sweetness is evident. Flavours dominate the mid palate and finish with a generous length.
A few more years and this will be singing. Though not my preferred of the three single vineyard wines from 2012, this is still a very good wine.

Who: Montalto Vineyard
What: Pinot Noir (13.1% alc)
Where: Mornington Peninsula
When: 2012
How: $65