The Macedon Ranges is arguably Australia's coldest grape growing region. It is cold by world viticultural standards, producing wines that have a lot in common with the cooler regions of France and New Zealand and bearing little similarity to those of the warmer parts of Australia where this variety is often grown.
The Macedon Ranges is very well regarded for its Pinot Noir. The variance of temperature over the 2014 harvest meant that the wine has great complexity. The lack of 40+ degree days over the course of vintage meant that the vines didn't have a shut down period. This meant that vintage was very early but the quality of the fruit was excellent.
All care was taken to make sure that this, our first ever Macedon Ranges Pinot Noir is the best it could be. The wine was fermented in open fermenters, pigaged twice a day and then spent 12 months in a mixture of new and old french oak. The fruit comes from a mixture of our own vineyard 'The Jim Jim' Vineyard.
Colour: Deep plum with a brick red hue.
Nose: A mixture of lifted floral aromas with a hint of cedar and cloves.
Palate: This wine shows layers of complexity. It has both delicate fruit flavours mixed with deep rich complex flavours and a smooth texture layered with silky tannins and refreshing acid. This combination with make sure that this wine will live for a long time.
Awards & Reviews: 94 Points (James Halliday Wine Companion 2016