2016 Wallis Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Mornington Peninsula
Harvest Date
2 March 2016
Sugar At Harvest
23.8° Brix (13.2° Baumé)
TA (finished)
6.0 g/l
pH (finished)
3.50
Aging
12 months in 31% new French oak barriques
Fermentation
Wild yeast
Bottling Date
March 2017
Residual Sugar
Dry (0.38 g/l)
Best drinking
2018-2028
Alcohol %
13.5

2016 Wallis Pinot Noir

From our Wallis Vineyard. Typically elegant and generous with characteristic earthy, spicy, red fruit, morello, plum and pomegranate; it is an assertive, forthright wine, confident and extrovert.

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SKU: 16WalPN

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Previous vintages of this wine - 2015, 2013, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2006 (Whole Bunch), 2003, 2000

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Perhaps the only challenge with the 2016 Wallis Pinot Noir is that its personality is anything but open. Instead, it’s a really black fruited wine. Blackcurrants, cloves, spice aplenty. It’s just a fraction bitter, with a deliberately savoury mode and with almost molten berry concentration to it. The mysterious Pinot Noir stranger in the corner, this will please those looking for a more restrained, subtly powerful style. Andrew Graham [February 2018, commissioned by TMBT]
Production Notes
Hand picked 2 March 2016. Clone MV6 (100%) from the Middle Block (100%) of our Wallis vineyard. Yield 3.48 tonnes/ha (1.4 t/acre, ~21hl/ha)
Winemaker Notes
• 100% destemmed • 6 day pre-ferment maceration • 100% wild yeast fermentation with manual plunging • short post-ferment maceration, total 25 days on skins • following pressing and short settling period the wine was transferred to 31% new French oak barriques • bottled unfined and unfiltered following a total of 12 months of oak maturation
Food Pairing Notes
The key here is not to fight the flavours. Veal with tomato and capers. Serve at 14–17°C.
Production
170 dozen
Vintage Notes
2016

After a very cold winter, the 2016 growing season had the highest average maximum temperature (23ºC v 21.8ºC avg), earliest flowering (10 days earlier than average) and harvest dates(23 days earlier than average) on record, lowest growing season rainfall (211mm v 348mm avg) and shortest hang time (budburst-harvest; 21 days shorter than average). The result was a dry and warm vintage with good yields.

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