2015 Estate Pinot Noir
"You get the feeling it's going places" 93/100 Campbell Mattinson
Our Estate wines are those which express regional origin with barrel selections from individual vineyards merging their specific attributes into a coalescence which harmoniously blends into a whole. These wines represent what we believe to be the best expression of a Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir or Chardonnay each vintage. The aim is not to seek the individuality of the single vineyards, rather we liken our Estate Wines to a “field blend”, albeit one created at the tasting bench in the barrel room but nonetheless a blend of clones from a wide variety of individual vineyard blocks.
"There's some beef here. It's a spicy, stewy, brooding pinot noir with a wealth of earth-like notes rising up from beneath. Not so pretty, but built on firm, solid foundations. You get the feeling it's going places. Fine, strict tannin completes a pretty impressive picture. Drink 2018-2024." 93/100 Campbell Mattinson
[A 10% discount applies to purchases of 12 or more bottles of this wine, or a mixed case of 12 or more bottles of Estate and/or 10X wines]
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Back vintages of this wine - 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003 [Reserve], 2002 [Reserve], 2001 [Reserve]
Important to note that while this is a blend of all four of the vineyard sources, it is easily recognisable as a Ten Minutes By Tractor Pinot. Dark ruby coloured, this has a sappy raspberry nose with a hint of bacon, the ripe fruit apparently from the start. That’s backed up by a palate that is full and powerful, lacking nothing in the concentration stakes, complete with a late hint of dried fruit, dried herbs and red meat. A comprehensive Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir from a classic year.
Andrew Graham [February 2017, commissioned by TMBT]
Harvest date :: Yield
Hand picked 10-25 March 2015. Clones MV6 (55%), 115 (15%), 777(21%) and G5v15 (9%) from our Coolart Road (39%), Wallis (29%), Judd (14%), McCutcheon (18%) vineyards. Yield 4.65 tonnes/ha (1.9 t/acre, ~28hl/ha).
• 100% destemmed
• 5-7 day pre-ferment maceration
• 100% wild yeast fermentation with manual plunging
• short post-ferment maceration, total 18-22 days on skins
• following pressing and short settling period the wine was transferred to 20% new French oak barriques
• bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 14 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
Classic flavours and classic Pinot matches. Duck stuffed with cranberry would work perfectly here. Serve at 14–17°C.
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).