Wood Park Beechworth Pinot Noir 2011
Souced from a renownd Pinot grower; this fruit comes from
within the Beechworth GI. The vineyard backs on the the
Murmungee Basin and has shale based soil. The clone is MV5
and vine age is 14 years. The site is quite windy which tends
to make the tannins more pronounced.
This wine was fermented in three tonne open fermenters,
hand plunged three times a day and was fermented at varying
temperatures to ensure good flavour and colour extraction.
Care was taken not to work the ferment too much and realease
too much skin tannin. The wine was left in contact with skins
post fermentation to increase colour and has not been filtered.
Maturation of the wine was completed in French Oak barriques
to increase complexity and add a little tannin structure. 15% of
the wine is matured in new Sirugue Allier oak and the balance
has been matured in one and two year old
Sirugue Allier and Vosges oak barriques.
This is a bold Pinot Noir. Bright and vibrant; more along the line
of strawberry with the savoury spice of a Burgundy style. The
tannis are persistent, adding length to the finish.