Pinot Noir Margaret River Western Australia
Established 1969 at Wilyabrup, Moss Wood is one of Margaret River's original vineyard wineries. Bountiful harvests are not the priority, the emphasis is on raising the high bar of excellence with every vintage. A precious parcel of Pinot Noir is destemmed into small, open fermenters, plunged thrice daily over the course of a fortnight and pressed into 228 litre French oak barriques for twenty months before assemblage. A Pinot Noir of amazing tannin structure, dominated by red fruit characters and pastoral farmyard notes, earthyness, leather and cherry char.
Available in cartons of six
Deep ruby garnet hues. The nose presents as classical Pinot Noir, red and dark fruits of strawberry, cherries and plum, leather and earthy notes, spices and tar. Generous plum and strawberry flavours, a well balanced structure of acidity and great length. A late bloomer, released after the 2014, vintage 2011 was a firm beast, dominated by strong tannin structure, it needed time to settle before unlocking from the Moss Wood cellars.