Ocean Eight Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir

Ocean Eight Pinot Noir 2016

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Ocean Eight is one of the star wineries of Victoria's Mornington Peninsula; making tiny quantities of exceptional, hand-crafted wines. This 2016 Ocean Eight Pinot Noir is another fine example of Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir offering excellent fruit weight and intensity, there's plenty of raspberry, red cherry and plum flavours that are beautifully balanced by subtle oak and forest-floor complexity.

An outstanding Pinot Noir that will only bolster the reputation of Ocean Eight as one of Victoria's leading Pinot Noir.

Reviews of the 2015 vintage of Ocean Eight Pinot Noir included below;

"96 Points. Warm site for the peninsula, and I'm trying to make an elegant pinot off a warm site. Really like the 114 clone. MV6 gives a lot of weight and tannin. Very fine nose with amazing aromatics: red cherries, leafy notes, some green tea. Beguiling. Fresh red cherries on the palate with amazing purity and elegance. Delicate with fine tannins and a hint of bitter cherry on the finish. Such a lovely, delicate wine with amazing finesse. So transparent" - Jamie Goode, Wine Anorak.

"Pinot noir in fine china mode, though with a twist of cloudiness to the colour. It's earthen, undergrowthy, liberally spiced and cherried, its inherent complexity both freshened and straightened by crisp acidity. Halliday Rating: 92/100 Price when Tasted $55.00 Date when Tasted: 02 Feb 2018 Alcohol: 13.5 % Drink By: 2024" - James Halliday, winecompanion.com.au.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Ocean Eight is owned by the Aylward family wenced. A large winery was constructed where the fruit would be processed by hand and made into high quality wine. This vineyard was named ‘Kooyong'. In 2004 Kooyong was sold to the owners of Port Phillip Estate.

Chris, Gail and their son Mike wanted to remain in the wine business and planned on creating a new wine brand. The name 'Ocean Eight' was chosen as the Winery is located 8km from the beach at Shoreham.ho have been located in Shoreham on the Mornington Peninsula since 1994. In 1996 a site was carefully selected and planting comm

While an optimal vineyard site was being researched to produce high quality fruit, the Aylwards converted a stable yard at their property in Shoreham into a small gravity fed winery. All the detail was included to ensure top quality wines could be achieved. All Ocean Eight's wines are made in small quantities/batches to ensure high quality and a focused style.
Mornington Peninsula
The wine from 2016 has a Burgundy hue of blood red to maroon. There is just a little cloudiness which is an indication that the wine has been bottled without filtration and fining in order to retain as much flavour as possible.

At this youthful stage showing regional characteristics of dark red cherries. A hint of vanilla and elegant earl grey tea & rhubarb follow through on the palate with soft tannin. A supple, richer style of Pinot noir in 2016.

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