2015 Judd Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
24 March 2015
Sugar At Harvest
23.6° (13.1° Baumé)
TA (finished)
5.8 g/l
pH (finished)
3.51
Aging
15 months in 20% new French oak barriques
Fermentation
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
30 August 2016
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.39 g/l)
Best drinking
2017-2027
Alcohol %
13.6

2015 Judd Pinot Noir

"Seriously impressive wine" 96/100 Campbell Mattinson

From our Judd Vineyard. Typically elegant and sumptuous with characteristic earthy, spicy, red fruit/berries, dusty and savoury; it is a buxom wine, round and intense, powerful yet delicate.

"Gee-whiz, this is good. Multi-faceted and luscious at once. Peppered and generally spicy, clovey, set with deep black cherried fruit, a little smoky, a little meaty. It’s bright and brooding at once; it’s complex but firm. There’s some sweetness to the oak and some bitterness to the aftertaste, both of which are entirely positive. Seriously impressive wine."   96/100 Campbell Mattinson

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Previous vintages of this wine - 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The Judd Pinot Noir is a wine of contrasts, with two quite different strands to its personality. On the one side this has a light and lifted fragrance, a cool edge of white pepper, redcurrant and more. Underneath, there is also hints of bacon, meat and even plums, the finish expansive and heartier than expected, even if it’s still more medium bodied than truly full. This multi-faceted wine has both light and shade, needing only time to bring the personality traits together. Andrew Graham [February 2017, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 24 March. Clone 115 (100%) from Creek Block (100%) on our Judd vineyard. Yield 1.96 tonnes/ha (0.8 t/acre, ~11.8hl/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 20% new French oak barriques • bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 15 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
The wafts of meatiness and the passing suggestion of herbs make this the perfect foil for game, and the more elegant gaminess of a roast rabbit with pesto would fit well. Serve at 14–17°C.
Production
118 dozen
Vintage Notes
2015

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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