Pinot Noir Gippsland Victoria
Lightfoot & Sons call on the peerless quality of fruit, picked off a superb parcel of vine, clone MV6 Pinot Noir, planted to the superior Cliff Block on the family farm in East Gippsland. Myrtle Point Vineyard always yields an exceptional harvest, the smaller bunches and tightly packed berries of this exquisite patch however are something that's even more special. An outstanding articulation of the excellence which can be achieved from cool climate, Gippsland grown Pinot Noir, a mere two thousand bottles of this exquisite wine are made annually.
From a precious parcel of Pinot Noir, picked off an isolated block of cane pruned vine, the shallowest patch of soil in the vineyard, which keeps vine vigor low, bunch size down and berry size small. The grapes from this block have a high skin to must ratio, intense colour and intensity of concentration. Grapes are gently destemmed, a third are included as whole bunches, into open top fermenters, hand plunged twice daily to extract tannin structure and deep colour. Upon completion, batches are pressed into a selection of new and seasoned, Sirugue and Bossuet, Allier and Chatillon forest French oak barriques, for malolactic and a term of maturation, bottled unfiltered and fined. Alcohol 15.0%