This Pinot Noir comes from the youngest vines on the estate, planted in 2008. This block was planted in a much higher density to create their own little micro-climate and also allow each vine to put all its effort into the small number of bunches it is producing. The vines sit at 90m 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
On the nose this wine has aromas of rich leather, Indian spices, and black cherries. While on the palate it is earthy with a light smokiness matched with refreshing black plums. It has a well balanced acidity which gives it great length and aging potential.