Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2015

Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2016

Geelong, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13%
Bannockburn Vineyards was established by the late Stuart Hooper in 1974; his vision was to create a vineyard which would produce Australian wine of a quality to emulate the great wines of France, in particular top-line Burgundies. Bannockburn continues to realise Hooper's vision under winemaker Matthew Holmes who commenced making wine at Bannockburn in 2015.

An early budburst and consequent harvest was followed by a warm, dry season. This 2016 Bannockburn Pinot Noir offers lifted red fruits and savoury forest floor on the nose, bright acid and fine tannin on the palate. Immediately enjoyable and versatile with regard to food pairings, this wine will reward medium term ageing in cellar.

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$59.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Bannockburn Vineyards is located 25 kms north-west of Geelong, along the Midland Highway, just outside the township of Bannockburn.

All Bannockburn wines are produced from estate-grown fruit off our 27 hectares of vines. Situated on 3 separate sites, the vineyard soil profile ranges from black brown volcanic loam to dense clay sitting on a limestone base, and are generally of low fertility. The first vineyard was planted in 1974 with subsequent plantings during the early 1980’s, making them among the oldest in the Geelong region.

The average rainfall of 600mm. occurs mainly in winter and spring, although with the affect of the ongoing drought has been considerably lower and the rainfall is consistently much lower than neighbouring wine growing regions such as Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula.

The maritime influence over our weather ensures mild temperatures and long sunshine hours. It is normal to experience a pattern of stable, dry and low humidity conditions over the grape growing season from budburst in mid September through to the end of harvest in late April, thus allowing for a mild, extended ripening period and ideal conditions for producing healthy fruit and gradual flavour development in the grapes.

All the established vineyards are dry-grown, this along with poor soil fertility, low rainfall, close-plantings and strong prevailing winds make for a tough growing environment that naturally restricts yields. These are the conditions that make up the terroir from which our unique wine flavours and wine structure are derived.
6
Victoria
Geelong
750
13
An early budburst and consequent harvest was followed by a warm, dry season. Lifted red fruits and savoury forest floor on the nose, bright acid and fine tannin on the palate. Immediately enjoyable and versatile with regard to food pairings, this wine will reward medium term ageing in cellar.

Primarily MV6 clone, also 114, 115 and 777, planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. Picked 18 February - 3 March 2016

Batches of Pinot Noir from our different blocks were fermented with indigenous yeast, 20% whole bunch in final blend.

Élevage for 15 months in primarily Troncais and Bertranges hogsheads (20% new), then racked and bottled via light filtration July 2017

13.0% alc/vol.

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