Dexter, Pinot Noir, Mornington PeninsulaDexter
Aromas of dark berry fruits such as blackberry and plums, with background aromas of dried herbs and spices.The complex flavours are of blackberries, plums, spices and hints of oak. It has a soft entry with mid palate fruit sweetness and lovely texture. The finish is long with balanced acid and fine tannins.
Hand-picked fruit was destemmed without crushing and elevated into small open fermenters. The must was left un-inoculated for 2-3 days and when fermentation was observed cultured yeast was added to all batches this year. Fermentation temperatures peaked at around 32°C and during fermentation the cap was plunged up to 2 times per day. 2-3 days after fermentation was complete, the must was gently pressed and transferred into French Oak barriques (18% New, 26% second use and the remainder third and fourth use) where MLF occurred before winter. The wine was racked once in the spring and put back to the same barrels for further ageing. It was racked again in early February for bottling in mid-February 2015, 10 months after harvest.
Alcohol: 13% abv