Wednesday, 22 August 2018
Montalto Red Hill Block Pinot Noir 2016
Sit back in the gardens or the restaurant at the Montalto cellar door and these are the vines in front of you. It's such a relaxing place to chill. I had the privilege of lunching there with Simon Black and a few locals Geraldine McFaul and Mike Aylward to wash away the afternoon. Lots of laughs and sore cheeks created some good times.
From red clay loam north facing soils sitting 110m above. Such an appealing Pinot which possesses all the varietal characters you'd expect. The touch of orange peel and mushroom compost whispers all the right things. Some tension through the mid-palate evident before the slow release of fruit. Superfine spice rides a silky path culminating with a captivating tannin structure which just lingers. Red apple acid crunch to close. Class as always from Montalto.
Drink now to eight years.
Region: Mornington Peninsula
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