2019 Bannockburn De La Terre Pinot Noir

Geelong, VIC

Super complex, sinewy, single vineyard Pinot Noir from Bannockburn. For lovers of sweet/sour earthy, herbal wines.



Just medium-bodied, but it has a lovely silky texture and drinks superbly now.

- Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

About the Wine

This stunning single vineyard Pinot Noir from Bannockburn comes from vines planted in two different directions, on both flat earth and a slope - all for the purpose of capturing the vineyard in the bottle.

It's very fitting that this wine is called De La Terre, then - meaning 'of the earth', this wine stands as a snapshot of the combination of soils found commonly across the Bannockburn estate.

It achieves this with effortless ease; overflowing aromas of dried herbs wrap around a red fruited heart, finished off with gentle, silky tannins. It's a gorgeous and elegant wine, each sip like taking a walk through the vines. Earthy Pinot fans, this ones for you.

About Bannockburn

For decades, the Bannockburn vineyard has been producing Burgundian-inspired wines which truly reflect the winery's unique terroir.

Originally planted by the legendary Gary Farr, the wines that comes from this unique vineyard in Geelong show a rare sense of place. The ancient riverbed soils impart a distinct saline character and a power which makes the wines from this place immediately identifiable.

With the arrival of new head winemaker, Matt Holmes, the next chapter of Bannockburn's long history has commenced.

New ideas, a fresh take, the start of something new and exciting for this famous patch of earth.

Winemaker Matt Holmes
Winemaker Matt Holmes
Geelong, VIC
Additional Info

From the Producer

Volcanic topsoil, and mixed clays and sands over limestone are typical of our site, and so this wine is named De La Terre, meaning “of the earth”. The combination of east-west aligned rows on a flat and north-south rows on a east facing slope captures even more detail of the terroir.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2031
Bottle Size : 750ml

Bannockburn vineyards
Bannockburn vineyards
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Medium to full ruby colour with a trace of purple in the rim, and a complex spicy, dried herb bouquet that speaks loudly of this vineyard. It seems more whole-bunchy than it is. The wine is elegant and fruit-sweet at its heart, while the flavour is swaddled in soft, fine-grained tannins that give it a clean, dry finish. Just medium-bodied, but it has a lovely silky texture and drinks superbly now." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"There’s a fair amount of wildness here in that it’s slung with sap and herb notes but it’s also taut, controlled and lengthy; for all the frolic it feels confidently handled. That said, let me be doubly clear: this is a sappy style. It has tangy acidity, stem-like notes, tangerine and red cherry, earth and an aspect of rhubarb. It’s all these things but it’s also cohesive. Cedarwood oak slips around and helps combine it all. It can be enjoyed now but its best will start from a couple of years hence." - Campbell Mattinson (The Wine Front)

Halliday Wine Companion

"From a block of ultra-close-planted (1.2m x 1m) clones (777 and 114) of pinot noir. Fermented with 10% whole bunches and wild yeast, 2 weeks on skins, matured for 10 months in French hogsheads (20% new). Typically powerful and complex, with dark fruits that have made light work of the oak, but haven't moved out of primary mode. Will cruise along the next 15–20 years, as the savoury, forest floor and spice notes develop in a leisurely fashion." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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