2020 Eastern Peake Original Block Pinot Noir

A dark and brooding Ballarat Pinot that will greatly reward the patient drinker

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The Eastern Peake Original Block Pinot Noir shows why Ballarat is quickly becoming a bit of a dark horse for producing high-quality, cellar-worthy wines.

Coming from vines planted in 1983 (hence the "Original Block"), this is a wine that is only made in excellent vintages, when the quality of fruit is enough to warrant a separate bottling; in this case, only barrel was deemed worthy, equating to only 22-dozen bottles.

Depth of aroma and flavour are clear with the Original Block, showing complexity and freshness throughout, and fruits that are dark and brooding but also with some brightness from the high acid. Do not be in any rush to drink this.

This cuvée is sourced from the original 1983 plantings of Pinot Noir (MV6 Clone). It has not been bottled seperate since 2015 (Previous Bottling's 2013 & 2010) formerly known as OB Terroir, it was time to simplify its identity to Original Block. Only one barrel has been kept seperate, meaning there’s only a mere 22 dozen produced of this wine produced. A low cropping season with exceptional depth, freshness, red fruits. Organically farmed, All destemmed & fermented in open concrete, indigenous yeasts, basket pressed, 12 months in barrique, unfined, unfiltered & untinkered.

Region: Ballarat, VIC
Blend: Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV: 13%
Closure: 750ml
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94 Points - "Some serious regenerative/organic farming going on at Eastern Peake, a family labour of love that focuses on increasing quality. New labels on the way.

Deep, brooding style with huge lift of fresh, red fruited acidity. Dark cherry, bay leaf, peppery notes, anise, pepper in scents and flavours, a soft spread through the palate with al dente, graphite-laced tannins weaving through and finishing things with building pucker. Tannin is exceptional here. Serious, savoury style. Drink now, but also long cellar time is recommended." Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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