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2018 Polperro Talland Hill Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Powerful, structural, intensely concentrated single site Pinot from the excellent Polperro.

$65.00

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This site produces bold and powerful Pinot Noir.

Sam Coverdale (Owner/Winemaker)

About The Wine

Sam Coverdale is living his dream. Farming a little patch of Mornington Peninsula and making wines that he loves to drink.

"We believe that great wines have character and balance, and that they are grown on the vine." he says, hence his move toward organic farming principals.

The more care he has taken in the vineyard, the better the wines have become. The proof really is in the pudding.

 

This comes from the warmest of Sam's three vineyards.  It's the first picked each year, and it produces powerful, intensely concentrated and structural Pinots.

A 'serious' Pinot here, which while lovely to drink now will definitely benefit with time in the cellar.

Owner/winemaker Sam Coverdale
Owner/winemaker Sam Coverdale
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Vineyard - Talland Hill

Altitude: 170m above sea level

Coordinates: 38*35’16’’ south, 145* 0’45’ East

Average rainfall: 700mm

Cropping: 1.5 tons/acre

Clone: MV6 (1.5 acre)

Trellising system: VSP and cane pruned

Planted : 1992 Vineyard

Orientation: Majority of vineyard planted on a north facing slope with north facing orientation.

The Talland Hill vineyard is the warmest and most sheltered of our three single vineyards, it is also the first vineyard to be picked each year. This site produces bold and powerful Pinot Noir.

Our vineyards are managed without using herbicides or insecticides. Biological, organic, biodynamic and good cultural practices are used maximise quality and longevity of the vineyard sites . In some of our vineyards, we are currently in the process of undertaking organic certification.

Winemaking

The fruit is handpicked and destemmed into a 2 ton open fermenter as whole berries and left to start fermenting naturally. It is not touched until a 2-3 drop in baume , which allows fermentation to occur inside the grape berries , increasing the aromatics of the wine.

Once fermentation starts strongly, the ferment is handplunged 2-3 times per day for 10 days or until sugar is dry . The wine is left on skins for post ferment maturation for another 10 days. It is then pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 30 % new oak and predominately Sirugue Troncais extra tight grain Medium toast and D’aquitaine Allier and Jupier tight grain medium toast oak barrels.

In spring the wine is racked and returned to barrel. After a total of 16 months barrel maturation the wine is bottled without fining or filtration and minimal sulphur.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml

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Aromatically the wine shows ripe red fruits and darker intense berries underpinned by freshly crushed black peppercorn. The palate continues to lead with ripe red fruit and aromatics. The tannin is fine and lively with some gentle spice and complexity toward the finish. - Sam Coverdale (Owner/Winemaker)

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