2015 Coolart Road Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
11 March 2015
Sugar At Harvest
23.3° (12.9° Baumé)
TA (finished)
5.7 g/l
pH (finished)
15 months in 24% new French oak barriques
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
30 August 2016
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.35 g/l)
Best drinking
Alcohol %

2015 Coolart Road Pinot Noir

"It’s the most immediately accessible of the single vineyard releases" 92+/100 Campbell Mattinson

From our northern Peninsula, "down-the-hill" vineyard in the Moorooduc/Tuerong region. Markedly different from our other single vineyard Pinot Noirs as one would expect from this much warmer site with easier draining sedimentary soils.

"It’s the most immediately accessible of the single vineyard releases but there’s little to say that it won’t hold and develop well over the coming years. It’s a warmer, stewier style with ample fruit and a coming-right-at-you attitude. That said, there’s a good lick of tannin too and plenty of savoury character; it pours on the fruit but its varietal heart is pure. This will please a lot of folks, now and in the future. Pretty strawberry, earth, bitumen, ground spice and stewed cherries. Well above average in general quality terms, if not quite up to its siblings."   92+/100 Campbell Mattinson

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Previous vintages of this wine - 2013

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The location of this vineyard - at the warmer, lower northern end of the Peninsula, gives this a very different personality than the other single vineyard Pinots, the style juicier and immediately accessible. From first whiff this sets an easy red fruit tone, with kirsch liqueur and raspberry. It’s open and glycerol-rich, the gentle mouthfilling warmth spreading out into a flattering flow of languid fruit, with the finish all seductive grape sweetness and light tannins. Pure fleshiness on show here. Andrew Graham [February 2017, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 11 March 2015. Clone MV6 (100%) from D Block (100%) on our Coolart Road vineyard. Yield 6.29 tonnes/ha (2.5 t/acre, ~38hl/ha).
Winemaker Notes
• 100% destemmed • 5 day pre-ferment maceration • 100% wild yeast fermentation with manual plunging • short post-ferment maceration, total 20 days on skins • following pressing and short settling period the wine was transferred to 24% new French oak barriques • bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 15 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
That flashy flesh would make this perfect with a little spice. A mild duck curry would work nicely. Also, this works better with a slight chill. Serve at 14–17°C.
164 dozen
Vintage Notes

Following heavy rainfalls in the winter of 2014, vintage 2015 growing conditions were exceptional. Mild and consistent temperatures over the summer and a cool and dry autumn produced beautiful fruit, balanced yields and healthy canopies. The resulting wines have bright fruit, great balance and persistence. One of our very best vintages. Yields were well up on the previous vintage (overall 4.6 t/ha or 1.9t/acre compared to 2.1 t/ha or 0.8 t/acre).

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