Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Pinot Noir has been the shining star of Mornington for decades. Red Hill take the pick of crop, assembling a variety of clones from several choice vineyards across the finer precincts of the Peninsula. Red Hill drinks very well at a young age and is best consumed quite soon after release, if you prefer the vibrant cherry, plum and strawberry fruit flavours in their prime. Red Hill also walks on the wilder side of Pinot Noir, treat her to a spell of breathing to develop the funky country game characters and piquant pastoral savouryness.
Red Hill presents the familiar perfume, elegance and length of Mornington Pinot Noir with plenty of sweet, juicy mid palate fruit. A sub regional assembly of fruit from Tuerong and Merricks North, Red Hill and Main Ridge, achieving a wine of complexity and depth. Bunches are destemmed for a cold maceration, gently pressed and allowed to finish primary fermentation before racking off gross lees. Further seeded for malolactic and transferred to a mix of new and prior use French oak barriques for a year, a component is held on skins for a few days prior to pressing. This selective handling maximizes the delicate and subtle Pinot Noir fruit characters, aromas and texture.
Deep, bright garnet red. Delicately perfumed lift, red and black berry spectrum, sweet spice and floral notes. A long fine palate with a strong juicy core of cherry, raspberry and a touch of blackberry supported by fine tannins, elegant levels of spice, subtle oak and balanced acidity. Primary fruit flavours will predominate when young with savoury, gamey, forest floor characters continuing to evolve.