Pinot Noir Sunbury Macedon Victoria
Wildwood's vines are planted to the nethermost terroirs of the Sunbury region, where the cool, dry climes under the shadows of Mt. Macedon, serve to concentrate and intensify characters in the grapes. History records that great wines were made in this area from as far back as the early 1800s. Viticulture was re-established in 1983, the Pinot Noir grown here translates into vigorous wines with distinctive varietal expressions. Effulgent acids, complimenting oak and spritely tannins support generous fruit characters, licorice, cherries and plum.
Wildwood focus on releasing limited quantities of wine, vinified from parcels of fruit grown to a scant thirty five acres of closely husbanded vines. The property stands at an elevation of 132 metres, allowing for panoramic views of the Melbourne skyline and out to the Mornington Peninsula. The Pinot Noir ripens beautifully, mild days and coolish nights producing fruit of the highest quality, showing lovely structure and fine balance. The site is operated to sustainable land management techniques, employing minimal chemical fertilisers and sprays. Vines are hand pruned and treated to the most exacting viticultural practices. All fruit is hand picked and the wines are treated to minimal handling techniques.
Bright red in colour. Exhibits cherry and plum aromas with a hint of spice. The palate displays classic Pinot flavours of plum and red berry fruits, balanced by beautifully proportioned tannins, integrated oak and clean acidity.