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2019 Place of Changing Winds Between Two Mountains Pinot Noir

Macedon Ranges, VIC

The lighter, more red-fruited expression of Pinot Noir from Place of Changing Winds.

HIGH SCORE

$60.00

About

About The Wine

The Between Two Mountains Pinot Noir is the lighter, more ethereal Pinot Noir from Place of Changing Winds.

Taken from the plot of vines that has a view to both Mt Macedon and Mt Bullengarook in the chilled air of Macedon Ranges, this shows a more red-fruited profile, more freshness and a distinct transparency of site.

Organic viticulture and a minimal intervention approach to the winemaking craft behind this cuvee makes for an energetic, racy Pinot Noir that is approachable now but has more than enough architecture to develop over a decade in the cellar.

About Place of Changing Winds

The Place of Changing Years vineyard was planted by notable Australian wine importer, journalist, and author, Rob Walters.

Rob had hunted for a special site to plant in the cooler climes of Australia for many years. One day, esteemed grower/winemaker at Bindi, Michael Dhillon, called him and said, "Rob, I've found your vineyard."

The site sits at 500m above sea level in the Macedon Ranges. Rob has farmed it organically from the start. Planted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at an incredible average of 15,000 vines per hectare, this is one of the most exciting emerging viticultural projects in the country. 

Rob is one of the great thinkers in Australian wine. You can expect great things as his project begins to blossom.

Rob Walters at Place of Changing Winds
Rob Walters at Place of Changing Winds
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Although this is our least expensive Pinot, it comes from vines that receive exactly the same standard of work as the wines below. More specifically, it comes from several parcels across our small vineyard with densities between 12,000 and 14,500 vines/ha. The plant material in 2019 included MV6, 777 and 667. Roughly 50% whole bunch was used in 2019. It underwent natural fermentation in tank before going to 500- and 600-litre Stockinger casks for malo and aging.

Throughout the aging of the wines, this cuvée was always the most fine-boned and red-fruited. But don’t be misled: although it is attractive to drink, it has ample stuffing and structure for long aging. The latent power of the wine is expressing itself more and more as the wine sits in bottle. It could well shut down for a period in the coming months. We’ll see. We consider this the equal of the other two wines in the range and, to be frank, I regret not pricing it accordingly—if only because a lower price gives people the wrong impression!

No fining or filtration. Minimal SO2. Bottled by gravity, February 2020. 1,321 bottles produced.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2030+
Bottle Size : 750ml

Owner Rob Walters
Owner Rob Walters
Macedon Ranges, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Weekend Australian

"From parcels planted at 12,000 and 14,500 vines per ha, clones of MV6, 777 and 667, wild-fermented with 50% whole bunches. Cleverly constituted, with lifted, fresh purple fruits, immaculate balance and harmony, the finish long and persistent. Ready when you are… drink to 2029." - James Halliday (The Weenend Australian)

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