||100% Pinot Noir, MV6 Clone
Vineyard & Vintage
The Gairn Family vineyard, established in 1992, sits in the foothills outside Tumbarumba in the Southern alpine region of NSW. This vineyard is 86km north of the summit of Mount Kosciusko, at an altitude of 750m; the soils are a clay loam over deep red granite, row orientation is North South. Mild temperatures prevailed through January and February with overcast and cool conditions throughout the growing period. Hand picking on the 5th March, with good bunch condition.
This fruit is hand harvested in the early cool of the morning before being loaded and transported to our winery (630km north) for processing mid afternoon of the same day.
Made via the classic Burgundian principles this Pinot was foot-trodden, 20% whole-bunch inclusion, underwent 20 days maceration and saw 12 months in 50% new French, oak using both larger fomat and barrique barrels. This wine is unfined and unfiltered.
The cool-microclimate of this vineyard is ideal for Pinot Noir. The site generates a sherberty red-fruit brightness, which leads and lifts the aroma and flavour with elegant and feminine grace. This Vintage shows more red-fruit than usual: a fully-ripe macerated strawberry-like perfume fills out the nose, with a background brown-spice bouquet of cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is so vital and fresh, with a concise red-strawberry core mixing with white-strawberry-like stalky tension, combining to give terrific length. There is so much class here, with the harmonious mix of fruit, stalks, and fine barrel, creating vibrancy and seamless balance, with best drinking after 5 to 7 years of cellaring.
This Individual Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from the cold climate region of Tumbarumba.