2017 Maddens Rise Pinot Noir0 $40.00
Estate grown, hand-picked and hand-made.
The grapes (a blend of 67% MV6 Pinot Noir and 33% 777 Pinot Noir clones) were hand-picked and hand selected over a sorting table prior to destemming and tipping of whole berries into one open top fermenter. The fruit was ambient soaked prior to initiation of wild fermentation. A combination of foot and hand plunging no more than once daily was undertaken for optimum gentle extraction, integration and layering of tannin in the single batch wine. After 18 days on skins, the wine was pressed, settled overnight and racked to barrel (a combination of new and seasoned French oak barriques) for 100% malolactic fermentation.
This wine has a dark and moody nose of black cherry, plum, anise, rhubard and dark chocolate. It is juicy and mouth-filling, with flavours of persimmon, rhubarb and cola nut. This wine has an abundance of presence, weight and length with persistent gravelly tannins.
Alcohol: 13.4%. pH: 3.68. Titratable acid: 5.3g/L.
WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998, it is an offence to supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $6,000), and for a person under the age of 18 years to purchase or receive liquor (Penalty exceeds $500). Victorian Liquor Licence 36159807.