2019 Eastern Peake Intrinsic Pinot Noir

Ballarat, VIC

Awesome Pinot Noir release from Owen Latta off his home block in Ballarat.



About The Wine

This is Pinot Noir from the Latta family vineyard in Ballarat.

It's proof positive of the efficacy of Owen Latta's singular approach to winemaking and grape-growing. Everything is done slowly, with intent and purpose. The wine is released after some time in bottle to allow the wine to relax. It's a supreme, unique expression of the grape from one of the country's most talented young vignerons.

Owen's Pinot Noirs are distinctly savoury, more 'old-world' in their stylings than the more polished, fruit-forward styles you may see from other Victorian regions.

It's a firm, structural style of Pinot Noir that will develop beautifully with more time in bottle.

About Eastern Peake / Latta Vino

Is anyone working as hard as Owen Latta to put Ballarat in the mix of Australia's foremost wine regions? At only 15 years old he completed his first vintage at Eastern Peake alongside his father and has since taken on the full-time running of the business.

Owen is the man primarily responsible for both the Eastern Peake and Latta wines, the former of which being dedicated to premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Eastern Peake vineyard, and the latter being Owen's personal project all about innovation from a range of excellent central Victorian vineyards.

The wines are all gently brought to life with very astute yet hands-off winemaking, and Owen's low and zero-sulphur wines are some of the best examples in the country. These are thrilling, absolutely unique Victorian wines, and quite simply Owen Latta is one of Australia's finest young winemakers.

Winemaker Owen Latta
Winemaker Owen Latta
Ballarat, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

A great low pressure growing season, we managed to get most things correct in the vineyard. Under vine cultivation worked a real treat with the soil moister content on each pass. Cropping levels still were pretty low across the 3 blocks of Pinot Noir , a lovely fruit set. Fermented naturally in wax lined open concrete vats 3000L, basket pressed, 12 months élevage in 228L barriques, no fining or filtering, bottled 6 months after racking from barrel. A small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.8%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2028

Owen Latta in his vineyard
Owen Latta in his vineyard
Ballarat, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"A good year for pinot noir for Eastern Peake, the wine naturally fermented in the old, 3000 litre concrete vats and then hung out in barriques. Intrinsic describes the unified expression of Eastern Peake’s blocks of pinot(s). These wines age a treat, and, in youth, drink with charm. This is a sappier, spicier number, bright in sour-sweet cherry fruit character, pomegranate juice, clove-garam masala spice notes and whiffs and licks of brambly, mint-sage leaf herbal character. Sheathed in a web of ultra fine, lacy but gently puckering tannins, bright as a button and sleek through its excellent length. Despite the trim and tuck of tarter fruit profile the wine feels of woods and earth and quite significantly savoury. My kinda pinot noir, but also speaks fluently of pedigree, balance, refinement and persistence. It’s very good." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)


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