2017 Lightfoot & Sons Cliff Block Pinot Noir

Gippsland, VIC

A savoury, textural and highly aromatic single site Pinot from Gippsland.



About The Wine

The Single Block wines from Lightfoot & Sons aim to highlight the best parts of their beloved Gippsland vineyard.

The Pinot Noir in the southern end of the vineyard produces particularly intense fruit. Just a little more of everything: fruit weight, tannin, drive. The site is quite exposed and as such the fruit that survives the elements is just a little more concentrated by the time picking day comes. It's a stellar example of Gippsland Pinot as told through the lens of this special nook of the Lightfoot Myrtle Point vineyard.

It's top drinking. Gippsland Pinot fans should get stuck in.

About Lightfoot & Sons

Rob and Tom Lightfoot are the eponymous sons, being the second generation of the Lightfoot family, and now running their estate vineyards in the lovely Gippsland Lakes region of Victoria.

Since the first vineyard planting in 1995 on their Myrtle Block farm, the family have carefully tended small plantings of mostly Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with some Shiraz and Cabernet also present.

Good rainfall, cooling coastal breezes and the famed terra rossa over limestone soil, make the Lightfoot terroir ideal for producing wines of character and flavour. They are also crazy good value.

Lightfoot Vineyard
Lightfoot Vineyard
Gippsland, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Handpicked fruit was gently destemmed and added to the fermenter with the inclusion of approximately 25% whole clusters. The fruit was chilled and allowed to cold soak for two days before being warmed up and inoculated with the yeast. The ferment was hand plunged twice daily to extract colour and structure. At the completion of fermentation, the wine was pressed to tank and both the free-run and the pressings fractions combined, before being transferred to barrel the following day. This wine was neither filtered nor fined prior to bottling, and a natural sediment may remain. Vegan Friendly

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.6%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

The Lightfoot & Sons crew
The Lightfoot & Sons crew
Gippsland, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"It certainly has personality. It's reductive and smoky, autumnal, undergrowthy, a little gamey perhaps, definitely meaty. Then come the cherries and cranberries. It's murky and complex; the one thing it's not is boring. Smoky/savoury aftertaste continues the theme." - Campbell Mattinson (Halliday Wine Companion)


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