Pinot Noir Bellarine Victoria
Located on the Bellarine Peninsula, Swan Bay was named by Commander Matthew Flinders in 1803. The wines of Swan Bay are fruit driven in style, offering unbeatable consistency and quality, generous in flavour and designed to be enjoyed young. Grapes are sourced from the best vineyards and vinified at the salubrious Scotchmans Hill wineworks. A rejuvenating style of Pinot Noir, offering excellent mid palate weight and silky tannins, balanced by firm cherry acidity.
Swan Bay has proven a successful second label for the Bellarine Peninsula's leading estate. Established in 1982, Scotchmans Hill has become a producer of some of Australia's most complex, elegant and consistent wines. From good vineyards refreshed by the maritime climate moderated by Port Phillip Bay and strong, cool Antarctic winds, Pinot Noir is grown to sandy loam and volcanic clay over broken down basalt subsoils. Vines are trained trellis style to vertical shoot positioning. Grapes are crushed and hand plunged in small open top pots. Following vinificatio, Swan Bay is treated to several months maturation in a combination of new and prior use French Troncais oak barriques.
Deep garnet colour. Rich perfumed nose of plum and strawberry fruit with violet notes, spice and a touch of earthiness in the background. Juicy yet savoury palate of fresh strawberry, plum and raspberry fruits; spice and earthy notes supported by a charry oak finish. The palate is medium bodied with excellent mid-palate weight, silky tannins, and balanced by firm acidity. A very good match to a wide spectrum of foods.