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2017 Dexter Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Small batch Pinot from one of the Mornington Peninsula's true unsung heros.

$54.00

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About The Wine

Those with a penchant for Pinot Noir and Mornington Peninsula will most likely have had a wine by Tod Dexter.

It may have been under the Stonier label, it may have been under Yabby Lake; regardless, it would have been memorable. Dexter is his own.

He and wife Debbie planted this east-west vineyard in Merricks back in 1987 and have been making their own wines from it for over a decade.

The current release of Pinot Noir is lovely.

Treat yourself to a bottle of this and discover the beauty of the Peninsula, this is magic stuff.

Winemaker Tod Dexter
Winemaker Tod Dexter
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

94Points
The Wine Front

"It’s a more assertive release from Dexter, a little less delicate, but still well under the boxing weight of most pinot noir from the region. It holds its succulence and feathery tannins well, it’s loaded with cherry juice and pomegranate fruit scents and flavours, it offers a sprinkle of herb n spice to taste. It’s exceptionally long in flavour too. Indeed, it’s a beautiful wine when you take stock of it all, and best of all, drinkability is high. A really lovely expression once more." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer

Sugar: 23.3 – 23.6 Brix
pH: 3.53 to 3.55
Acid: 6.3g/l to 6.7g/l TA
Harvest date: 1st and 2nd week of March
Clones: MV6 (60%) D5V12 (40%)

Vintage Notes: 2017 was a long, relatively cool one on the Mornington Peninsula. Cold and wet weather around flowering and fruit set has delivered large variation throughout the region in terms of quality and quantity. Being in a warmer part of the region we ripened our fruit in near perfect condition. Harvest date was later relative to the long term average with a below average crop load. In summary, the season has produced good flavour ripeness at lower sugars with bright and intense fruit flavours, nice structure and good acid balance.

Winemaking: 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. One fermenter was put aside for whole bunch fermentation and this component is 8% of the final blend. 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 bariques and puncheons (20% new, 12% second use and the remainder older) where MLF occurred before winter. The wine was racked just prior to bottling. It was bottled late December 2016, 8 months after harvest.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Dexter vineyard
The Dexter vineyard
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
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