Pinot Noir Gippsland Victoria
Myrtle Point Vineyard was established in the 1990s, after a soil mapping of the region identified tracts of precious Terra rosa over limestone substrate. The fortuitous soils are enhanced by the temperate growing seasons to form a mesoclime, very like the splendid terroirs of La Belle France. Ferments through the action of Rosé specific yeast, retain the precociousness of Pinot Noir, just picked from the vineyard, while infusing into the blushing pink wine, fruity fragrances and a redolent, ripe berry palate.
Lightfoot & Sons are made exclusively from Myrtle Point fruit, where the vines are stimulated by cool and balmy, semi maritime climes. Fashioned exclusively from harvests of home vineyard Pinot Noir, for the realization of a pretty pink wine with the structure and palate to mate with good food. Fashioned to piquant Provence styleing, grapes are gently destemmed and crushed by gravity through the press, treated to four hours cold soak for just the right amount of pigment without any uptake of heavy tannin. Batches are coolly fermented through the action of a Rosé specific yeast strain, followed by early bottling to retain the fresh vibrancy of pink Pinot Noir. Alcohol 12.9%
Lovely bright salmon pink colour. Lifted floral nose, ripe strawberry over spiced cherry notes. A vibrant, soundly structured palate in fresh and delicate Rose styling, elegant and delicious, lined with cool climate fruit characters before a crisp, drying finish. Match with salmon steaks or a basil, olive and goat cheese pisaladiere.