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2020 Kooyong Estate Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula, VIC

Inviting, complex Pinot Noir with some whole bunch input. A Mornington classic.

HIGH SCORE

$43.00

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About

About the Wine

The Estate Pinot is a blend of three blocks on the Kooyong vineyard site: Meres, Haven and Ferrous - a true representation of place and vintage.

Fresh berries and a touch of pomegranate on the nose. Darker fruit shows on the palate, with some earthy spices.

Wild fermented in a large oak fourdre, concrete tank and stainless steel, with a good dollop of whole bunches included. Unfined and minimal filtering, for max flavour.

About Kooyong Estate

Kooyong is one of the Mornington Peninsula's most iconic wineries, a specialist in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, while also making some cracking Pinot Gris.

Their 40 hectare home is in Tuerong, in the north of the region, and consists of five distinct vineyard blocks from which limited quantities of Single Block wines are made when vintage conditions allow.

Their 'entry level' wines, the Clonale Chardonnay and Massale Pinot Noir, offer extremely good value for money and a great snapshot of regional style.

Kooyong vineyard in Autumn
Kooyong vineyard in Autumn
Mornington Peninsula
Additional Info

From the Producer

The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. Our wines are made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aim to manifest terroir: the integration of our geology and soils with the macroclimate of our region, the mesoclimates of the various sites within our vineyard and the weather of the annual grape growing season.

Displaying bright fruit notes more in the red spectrum, the nose opens with raspberry and strawberry, complemented by orange peel and spice notes of cassia and clove. It is driven by ultra-fine tannins that lead of a cranberry acid finish. This wine will greatly reward mid-term cellaring.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

The large format oak used at Kooyong
The large format oak used at Kooyong
Mornington Peninsula, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

91Points
The Wine Front

"Strawberry, and strawberry jam, a slightly minty and gum litter perfume, light cedar oak, rosehip tea and spice. It’s light, slightly smoky, crisp in acidity, with a feathering of tannin, a bit sappy/twiggy/autumnal to taste, with redcurrant and cranberry on a frisky finish of solid length, a little emery tannin grip as it goes. Quite dry with it. I’m not sure it’s one of their better releases, but a nice wine. Lots of strawberry flavour, for sure." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

95Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Not the easiest of vintages – cool, wet and lower yields – yet this wine is easy to get into and enjoy, so in context, bravo. It’s beautifully aromatic with cherries, wood smoke, a hint of meaty reduction, loads of baking spices and the oak is well integrated. It’s lighter framed, juicy with tangy acidity yet the tannins are finely tuned and persuasive. Drinking well now and may prove to unfurl and garner more complexity in time, if you can wait." - Jane Faulkner (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

Melbourne Metro orders are picked up at 12pm from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and delivered the following day in Melbourne (Tues/Wed/Thurs/Fri). Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Melbourne Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Brisbane Metro orders are picked up from our Sydney warehouse every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 12pm and delivered on Thursday or Friday. Please refer to this map to see if your address is considered Brisbane Metro here. Everything outside of this zone will be dispatched next business day with Australia Post.

Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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Returns are free for 100 days after purchase. You can view the conditions of our return policy here

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FaQs

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