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Mount Mary Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

A$215.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Yarra Valley, Australia
Rating
97 points

Vintages

2020

Description

Mount Mary Pinot noir vines were sourced from Western Victoria in 1971. This material was acquired before individual clonal selections were considered, and as such, our older Pinot blocks are a mix of many clones. A visiting French ampelographer (vine expert) once told John Middleton (Founder) that there were in the order of 30+ clones in our original Pinot block. Subsequent plantings of Pinot on this site have been selected from the original block, and the clonal selection has been somewhat refined. There are also some newer blocks of Pinot noir planted (as of 2008) to American rootstocks and are of specific clonal material, namely MV6 and 777. In the winery, the emphasis is on simplicity. By today’s standards, relatively short fermentations are employed, typically 8-10 days. This is followed by 16 months of barrel maturation consisting of 25% new oak barriques. Minimal, if any, fining and filtration are carried out prior to bottling.

Rating

Score
97 points
Reviewer
James Halliday
Review

Intense optical scanning of every berry by sorting tables and Oscillys; matured in French oak (25% new) for 16 months. Radiant clear crimson. All the red berries of forest and field fill the bouquet and the strikingly fresh palate, which proceeds to expand on the finish with the proverbial peacock's tail on display.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
12-14 °C
Alcohol
13.3%
Cellar until
Now - 2035

Tasting Profile

Nose
Strawberry, kind of autumnal and savoury, fine spicy oak, a little sarsaparilla richness, and dried rose. It’s bright and fine-boned, gossamer tannin, fresh red fruits, and gently toasty cinnamon oak add a layer of mouth perfume and something of an exotic character here too, with freshness and excellent length, with a subtle powdery grip. Graceful and delicate.

Mount Mary Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Mount Mary Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020
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