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2016 Eldridge Estate Clonal Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

A blend of the best fruit selections across all Pinot Noir clones on the Eldridge Estate vineyard in Red Hill.

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About

About The Wine

The Clonal Blend Pinot Noir shows the full spectrum of light and shade of Pinot Noir grown on Eldridge Estate.

This wine combines seven clones, including five Dijon clones and the Eldridge Clone 1, into what David Lloyd believes is the best possible Pinot Noir from his site.

There's a richness of fruit to the wine but also a transparency; it's complex, nuanced and set to develop very well in bottle.

This is one of Mornington Peninsula's top examples of Pinot Noir. It's a great flag bearer for Mornington made by one of the legends of the region.

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.

The great David Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
The great David Lloyd pruning his Pinot Noir
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

This wine is a blend of the finest fruit from the property It is a mix of 7 clones although the highest proportion is the Pommard clone. Lovely ripe fruit that is beautifully crafted with oak. An elegant wine that shows florals, undergrowth that positively glows with red cherry and a little rose petal delicacy. The silky tannins let the fruit flavours roll around the mouth and provide great length. A great reflection of the vintage, a wine with charm and length. The bunches are destemmed but the resulting skin and juice mix contains 95% whole berries. A 5 day pre-fermentation cold soak preceded a natural ferment with no yeast being added. The wines were pressed in our gentle air bag press, and then aged in French oak barrels from a range of tonnelleries.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.50%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024
Bottle Size : 750ml

The beautiful vineyards of Eldridge Estate
The beautiful vineyards of Eldridge Estate
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"33yo vines, MV6, 114, 115, 777, Pommard, G5V15 and Eldridge Clone 1, destemmed, wild-fermented, matured in French oak (25% new) for 16 months. Bright, clear crimson; a tangy, zesty wine that still sends the purity message bright and clear. Wild and cultivated berry allsorts aromas and flavours, but does need time to soften and open up." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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