Mount Macleod Pinot Noir

Mount Macleod Pinot Noir 2019

Gippsland, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.8%
Mount Macleod is the second label of the Burgundian-inspired (and boutique-scaled) Caledonia Australis who, in their fairly short lifespan, have carved a reputation amongst the cognoscenti as a fine source of excellent value, aromatically complex and elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Given the quality and value Mount Macleod offer, their wines remain criminally under-exposed. The 2019 Mount Macleod Pinot Noir is another excellent value example of Gippsland Pinot Noir.

"Medium bright red in colour with a purple tinge. Lifted and clean aromas of pomegranate, ripe strawberries and cherries sing away whilst earthier beetroot notes hum away in the background. The palate is juicy and fresh with subtle notes of clove and spice. Young and vibrant at the moment but there are fine grained fruit tannins that will see the wine develop and show lovely secondary characters as the wine reaches four of five years old."- Mount Macleod.

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$26.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Mount Macleod is the second label of the Burgundian-inspired (and boutique-scaled) Caledonia Australis who, in their fairly short lifespan, have carved a reputation amongst the cognoscenti as a fine source of excellent value, aromatically complex and elegant Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Given the quality and value Mount Macleod offer, their wines remain criminally under-exposed, though the 2013 - Mark Matthews' finest vintage to date - has everything required to make that breakthrough.

Fermented naturally, the wine was then raised - on less for 20 months - in old wooden barrels that have previously housed the Caledonia Australis Chardonnay. Pure, cool-climate aromas in the ripe citrus spectrum; an elegant, a lovely textural mid-palate with excellent persistence - this is a lively, as well as fleshy Gippsland Chardonnay that offers sensational value for money.
6
Victoria
Gippsland
750
13.8
Mount Macleod is the second label of the Burgundian-inspired (and boutique-scaled) Caledonia Australis who, in their fairly short lifespan, have carved a reputation amongst Pinot cognoscenti as a fine source of excellent value, aromatically complex and elegant Pinot Noir. Given the quality and value Mount Macleod offer, their wines remain criminally under-exposed. Cropped from dry-grown, organic vines (on deep Gippsland Ferresol) the Pinot is fermented naturally--with one fermenter inoculated with a Pied de Cuve made the previous day--the wine is then raised in a mixture of stainless steel (with a long post-ferment maceration) and old wooden barrels that have previously housed the Caledonia Australis Pinot. The 2019 ferments had a greater proportion of whole bunches (20%) than usual which also enabled a shorter extraction period due to good early tannin pickup. In sum, a classically silky Pinot with its classic mix of red fruit, spice and forest floor savouriness.

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