Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2019


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Western Australia, Australia
93 points


All the fruit was hand-picked, sorted, and destemmed into small, open stainless steel fermenters. After cold-soaking for 48 hours, each batch was seeded with multiple yeast strains for primary fermentation and then hand-plunged 3 times per day. The temperature of fermentation was controlled to a maximum of 32°C. The wines remained on skins for 15 days and were then pressed to stainless steel tank.

Once malolactic fermentation was completed each batch was adjusted and racked to 228-litre French oak barrels, 12% of which were new. In October 2020, after 20 months of aging, all barrels were racked and blended in stainless steel, and fining trials were carried out to assess the tannin balance. There was no improvement, so the wine remained unfined and was then sterile filtered and bottled on 2nd November 2020.


93 points

Ripe strawberry, cedar, mushroom, lemon zest and spice. Medium-bodied, ripe strawberry and earthy things, with some tang and vigour, a little red fruit and honey, but also has something of an orange peel/amaro twist. The finish is all red fruits and orange rind, and some quiet perfume. The length is pretty good. A very different expression of Pinot Noir, though I like it a lot. It should age very well. Hello!


Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2042

Tasting Profile

Lifted, almost joyful aromas of strawberry jam, cherries and musk sticks, combined with poplar sap, cloves, mocha, earth and mushroom and light oak background.
The bright fruit note theme continues with strawberry-like red fruits, plus plums, cherries and rhubarb filling the full length of the palate. There is a medium body, so the mouthfeel is generous and then the finish is a balanced combination of toasty oak and tannin.

Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2019

Moss Wood Pinot Noir 2019

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