2016 Mount Mary Pinot Noir

Yarra Valley, VIC

The mythical Mount Mary Pinot Noir. Collectors, take note. This is in short supply.

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About

About The Wine

The fastest wine to sell out each year from Mount Mary is the Pinot Noir. It's a wine that excels regardless of the vagaries of the vintage.

As Sam Middleton explains, "We often find our Pinots made in the warmer vintages surprise us the most when tasted in vertical lineups. We believe this speaks to the uniqueness of our site, in particular the cold nights we experience during the growing season here at Mount Mary."

It's a wine that blossoms with time in the cellar. Each vintage shows structure, power and grace.

The 2016 received 97 points from James Halliday and 96 points from Gary Walsh. As always, the allocations are limited. 

About Mount Mary

One of the great Australian domains is in the form of its life with young Sam Middleton as head winemaker.

The list of accolades for the great Mount Mary is long and rich. They are one of the country's most celebrated and collectable family-owned estates.

From the impossible balance of the iconic Quintet and Triolet blends to the scintillating Chardonnays and the rare and almost mythical Pinot Noir, there is not a hair out of place in the Mount Mary line up.

With Sam Middleton in charge of the winemaking process, Mount Mary is entering its second golden age as one of the jewels of the Yarra Valley.

Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Mount Mary winemaker Sam Middleton
Yarra Valley, VIC
Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
The Wine Front

"Unlike many, I don’t think of Mount Mary as a Pinot producer, which is not to say they don’t make beautiful wines. I’ve had many. Anyway, warmer site, warmer vintage, excellent wine. None of your sweet and sour fruit profile here, that I see in many a local Pinot Noir. Raspberry, cherry, strawberry, cedar and spice, fennel and mushrooms, roses too. Medium-bodied, at best, fresh red fruits, bright acidity, plenty of flavour, with graphite tannin keeping it long, firm and tense. Finish is perfumed, kind of autumnal, and very long with that beautiful tannin cleaning it up so nicely. It has reach, and personality. In short, it’s very good. I really like it. A lot. " - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked, sorted via vibrating sorting tables, part crushed, part whole berry, 10-14 days on skins, matured for 11 months in French oak (27% new). Upper Yarra Valley complex texture, flavour and structure; dark berries/plums with pinot tannins woven through the fabric of the palate, length and balance up to the usual standards. A great achievement for the vintage." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Our Pinot noir vines were sourced from Western Victoria in 1971. This material was acquired before individual clonal selections were considered, and as such, our older Pinot blocks are a mix of many clones.

A visiting French ampelographer (vine expert) once told John Middleton (Founder) that there were in the order of 30+ clones in our original Pinot block. Subsequent plantings of Pinot on this site have been selections from the original block, and the clonal selection has been somewhat refined. There are also some newer blocks of Pinot noir planted (as of 2008) to American rootstocks and are of specific clonal material, namely MV6 and 777.

In the winery the emphasis is on simplicity. By today’s standards, relatively short fermentations are employed, typically 8-10 days. This is followed by 16 months of barrel maturation consisting of 25% new oak barriques. Minimal, if any, fining and filtration is carried out prior to bottling.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Morning fog at Mount Mary
Morning fog at Mount Mary
Yarra Valley, VIC
Delivery Information

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  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

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  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.