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.
Region: Mornington Peninsula