This wine is from the old block of MV6 Pinot Noir planted in 2001. We did about 20% whole bunch in the ferments in 2016, which has given the wine a punchy and fragrant aroma that evolves nicely as the wine sits in the glass. It was aged in 500 litre French oak puncheons, on lees for 11months, about 15% new.
“15yo MV6, hand-picked, open-fermented, 20% whole bunches, 14 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new) for 11 months. Deep colour; the ’16 Yarra Valley pinots don’t lack power and depth, the fruits purple and black rather than red, reluctantly revealing their secrets. But enough escapes to establish its balance and length, thus ensuring it will open up with time in bottle (3+ years) and go on from there.” – 95 Points & Special Value Wine James Halliday