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Port Phillip Estate Port Phillip Red Hill Pinot Noir CONFIRM VINTAGE

Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Mornington's most intrepid winemaker, Sandro Mosele deals only with the most exceptional sites and finest fruit. He knows the Peninsula better than anybody, his meticulously managed viticultural program produces low yields of the highest quality Pinot Noir, endowed with gossamer tannins and an intensity of flavour, to be artisanally crafted into regional benchmarks. A multi layered savoury, bucolic style of Mornington Pinot Noir, unfiltered yet refined, to accompany polenta quail, rare juicy duck or pink tournedoes of fresh salmon.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$221.50
Port Phillip Estate is located at Red Hill on Mornington Peninsula. The maritime climes and southerly latitude, combined with deep red loam soils are ideal for cool climate viticulture. The vineyard is set within a sheltered natural amphitheatre, north and northeast facing slopes provide excellent drainage and exposure to sunlight. Exclusively single vineyard Pinot Noir, clones MV6, G5V15 are picked off mature vines trained to trellis vertical shoot positioning. Grapes are completely destemmed and vinified in open vats without any yeast inoculation, for up to three weeks, followed by completion of malolactic. The finished wine is treated to a year in a selection of new and prior use French oak barrels.
Intense magenta/ cherry red colour, youthful purple hues at the rim. Bright, clean red fruit nose, strawberry and cherries, red currants and a reddish earthiness over a base of forest floor and dried pine needle. The palate is robust and lively with relatively low alcohol levels, firm acidity and vibrant varietal red fruits. Spice notes and a lively tannin profile draw the appropriately ripe palate out to length.
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