2018 Pinot Noir

2018 has offered up a delicious vintage of Pinot Noir. The season was characterised by a generous crop balanced by extreme dryness experienced in the latter half of the season. It did not rain from Christmas until vintage in mid March. This ensured a fair degree of stress on our dry grown vineyard despite their extensive root systems and the result is that we have a tannin line not normally seen running through the estate pinot. Soupple and fresh while young, with characteristic Gembrook lift, this is a vintage sure to reward cellaring.

Vintage Details

Wines from Vintage 2018 are maturing well in barrel. 2018 was a tale of two seasons with some of the most challenging humid weather ever experienced during the growing season (Oct-Dec 2017) followed by exceptionally dry conditions after Christmas. We are very excited with the resulting wines but more on that in good time.

Picked: 10th, 14th and 15th March
Blend: 100% Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 13%
Tech Specs: pH: 3.6 TA: 6gL
Cellaring: 10-15 Years
Closure: Diam Cork