From 16-year-old vines planted on active limestone soil. These vines sit on a steep slope at 120m above sea level.
Thin topsoil over active limestone
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 24 months
Savory dry earth and an expressive complexity greet the nose upon its first smell of this wine. The aromatics evolve into violets, ripe dark cherry and spice as the wine opens up and breathes. The palate is rich and earthy with distinctly dusty tannins. The tannins are firm but the wine remains vibrant and not too heavy, resulting in a fresh finish.