Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
The wines of Kooyong aim to express their terroir, an integration of geology, soils and mesoclimates of the various sites within the vineyard and the weather of the growing season, to articulate the unique characteristics diligently, respectfully and without artifice. The most sheltered block of Pinot Noir is called Haven, its coddled vines yield grapes of enticing purple jube opulence, completely destemmed for wild indigenous yeast vinification and a year's maturation in French oak barriques, its velvet richness and lushness supported by firm underlying tannin structure.
Deep garnet hues. Plethora of black and red fruit bouquets, spicy notes of cardamon, nettle and dried orange. A palate of great depth and boldness, juicy black cherry flavours and fine structural elements supported by tight tannin grip, fleshyness and the complexity of farmyard fruit, Haven lingers long on the finish to lasting impressions of sen-sen licorice, rhubarb and stalk.