Thursday, 13 July 2017

Montalto Single Vineyard Tuerong Block Pinot Noir 2015


You can see Simon Black cranking the volume on the beat box as he unleashes his inner self through this wine. Expressive and creative - it's a cracker.

Perched at only 30m, this is from the lowest site of the four single vineyards. A 40% component of whole bunches undergo 10-14 days carbonic maceration and sit on skins for 29 days. The remainder is destemmed and wild fermented sitting on skins for a total of 21 days. 31% new oak was used for 11 months.

Bunchy and stalky aromas are there if you hunt for them. A muscular type of Pinot which graces the floor with elegance. Deft spice, dried savoury herbs and a measured whiff of blackberry fruit tick along with curvaceous charisma. A little leaf character shows through too.

Funky comfort booze made with kid gloves. Big love for this wine.

95/100

Region: Mornington Peninsula
RRP: $70
Source: Sample
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