This Pinot Noir comes from the oldest vines on the estate. Planted in 1991 on the eastern slopes of Waipara Valley, the aged vines have truly tapped into the limestone deposits in the hills of Mountford. Vines sit at 100m above sea level on a gently sloping plot.
Topsoil, clay, limestone shingle
Mountford Estate follows a policy of watchful, non-interventionist winemaking. A combination of new and traditional techniques and technology are used. Mountford Estate has transitioned to using native yeasts, low sulphur, and aim to finish their wines with no fining or filtration whenever possible. Wild fermentation over 6 weeks to produce this Pinot Noir. Bottled unfined and unfiltered
100% old French oak for 18 months
A beautiful scarlet appearance and aromas of plum, cumin seeds, and tulips. On the palate this wine has an abundance of red and black currants with a salty minerality and very soft, chalky tannins to finish.