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Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Kooyong is a domaine in the true sense of the word, the exclusively estate grown grapes never leave the property until well after bottling. The wines of Kooyong aim to manifest terroir, an integration of geology and soil, the mesoclime of individual parcels and the influence of Mornington's maritime clime. A culture of holistic husbandry in the vineyard and artisanal diligence throughout the vinification serves to articulate the uniqueness of Kooyong Pinot Noir, respectfully and without artifice.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$515.00
A tally of clones are hand picked off fully mature vines, completely destemmed and vinified for up to three weeks in a mix of large oak foudres, cement vats and fermenters, the batches are left to self inoculate through wild and local yeasts. After completion of natural malolactic, components are filled to a selection of French oak barriques for nine months, followed by transfer to large oaken foudres for another ten months before assemblage.
Bright garnet, maroon colour. A generous, open nose of dark berries and a touch of vanilla bean. The flavour spectrum ranges from strawberries, raspberries, and boysenberries, through to cinnamon and clove, tapenade and coffee, balanced by abundant ripe, round tannins. A thickness and richness of texture, the varietal character remains pure.
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