“the purity of the wine exceptional” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday
Trophy – 2018 Winewise Championship Awards
Gold Medal – MPVA Wine Show
Gold Medal – Australian Pinot Noir Challenge
Gold Medal – Royal Queensland Wine Show
Gold Medal – 2018 Winewise Championship Awards
Montalto Single Vineyard ‘Merricks Block’ Pinot Noir always shows a sensuous tannin profile and this vintage is no exception. It has a dry spicy finish of excellent length. Enjoy it while you can; with just 190 cases produced this one won’t be on the shelves for long.
This single vineyard pinot comes from a vineyard 55 metres above sea level with grey loam over clay soil. Small hand-picking crates were used followed by sorting and destemming and an extended period of pre-ferment soak (seven days) before wild fermentation. 2-tonne open fermenters were used. Ferment temperatures were allowed to peak at 32 degrees Celsius. There is a post-ferment maceration of six days followed before pressing. 50% of the blend underwent 10 to 14 days of carbonic maceration before being destemmed into 2-tonne open fermenters where primary wild fermentation was completed. The wine was lightly racked to French oak barriques (32% new) for natural malolactic fermentation and 11 months maturation.
“The most satisfying and convincing of the 2016 Montalto Pinots. Wild strawberryand spices drive the bouquet, opening the way for the perfectly pitched palate and its silver stream of red berries, the purity of the wine exceptional” – 97 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday