Delicious as is. Pinot noir of elegance, ok no, but hey, this has some verve and max drinkability.
About The Wine
This is Pinot Noir from the Latta family vineyard in Ballarat alongside some sourced from surrounding vineyards. This wine is part of Owen Latta's mission with the Latta vino label, to push boundaries and produce wines as naturally as possible.
This is been wild fermented, bottled without filtration and has seen no additions zero sulphur. It's Pinot from his region stripped bare with an extended time on skins. It's a tantalising interpretation of the variety. It plays Pinots more rustic notes and takes the variety into fascinating territory. Mike Bennie was sucked in, describing it as, "Delicious as is. Pinot noir of elegance, ok no, but hey, this has some verve and max drinkability."
If you like what the new generation of natural wine producers are doing, Owen's is a label you should get familiar with, and this Pinot makes for the perfect window into his unique style.
About Latta / Eastern Peake
Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.
Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.
The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Own Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.