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.