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2015 Eldridge Estate Pinot Noir

Red Hill, Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A great vintage for one of Mornington Peninsula's finest examples of Pinot Noir.

$59.00

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The fragrance, balance and length are all in perfect alignment...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

The 2015 season was great vintage for this top Mornington Peninsula estate.

David Lloyd has spent more than 20 years optimising the clonal material growing on his vineyard, for Pinot Noir the search for the perfect balance of clones as matched to site is never over. In an excellent vintage like 2015, the meticulous work in the vineyard has paid dividends for Lloyd and team.

The 2015 This is a graceful wine that received 95 points from James Halliday, one that rightfully lays claim to being a benchmark for the region.

Mornington Peninsula Pinot Noir enthusiasts should buy with confidence.

About Eldridge Estate

When David and Wendy Lloyd purchased the picturesque Eldridge Estate on Red Hill in Mornington Peninsula in 1995, their mission was, "to produce hand crafted wines of distinction that are true to the grape variety and the flavours from our unique site."

It's fair to say that more than 20 years on, that dream has been fully realised. David runs the property with zero carbon footprint, continuously searching to optimise efficiency and the quality of his wines.

A deep dive into the right clonal material for the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay on his small block has seen the wines of David Lloyd become respected as among the finest of Mornington Peninsula.

Eldridge owner and vigneron David Lloyd
Eldridge owner and vigneron David Lloyd
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Pretty red fruits, predominately red cherry with a little cranberry. The palate has beautiful balance & length. It begins with bright red cherry, moves to cranberry and a hint of raspberry on the finish.

Food Match: boned, butterflied and bbqd quail.

This wine is a blend of six different clones of Pinot Noir planted across our vineyard and harvested mid to late March 2014. The clones were blended at harvested and fermented using wild yeast. The wines were pressed in our gentle air bag press (see winemakers diary under the Cellar Door web page) and then aged in French oak barrels from a range of tonnelleries.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bird
Bird's eye view of the bucolic Eldridge Estate
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"This is the flag bearer of Eldridge Estate, with the largest make in the portfolio (all things being relative in the context of the total annual production of 1000 dozen), an equal blend of the clones used in the Clonal Blend. The fragrance, balance and length are all in perfect alignment, red fruits of just about every kind in an ethereal smoothie, a dip of spice and forest floor on the side." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

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