2021 Hochkirch Maximus Pinot Noir

Highly Rated
A luscious biodynamic/organic Pinot Noir from Western Victoria full of silky texture, spice and earthiness.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

Sale price$65.00
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The Hochkirch Maximus Pinot Noir is comprised solely of the best barrels they make each year, as selected by John, and is only produced in years when the quality is deemed good enough.

The fruit is taken from the oldest vines on the estate, filled with flavour and natural acid.

The finished wine is a sublime, majestic Pinot with layers of complexity and purity.

The biodynamic method of agriculture as developed by Alex Podolinsky has been used here for over 20 years to produce wines of elegance and balance, detailed in their expression of our unique terroir with vivid fruit and distinctive ripe lively acidity.

Region: Henty, VIC
Blend: Pinot Noir (100%)
Closure: 750ml
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96 Points - "It’s been a while since running through the range of Hochkirch wines and the reminder is, simply put, these are some of the best wines in Australia. Individual, pure, beautiful, complex, and supreme overall. Remind yourself too. It’s kind of understated but also offers layers and layers of complexity. Symphonic. Scents are sweet fruited, spicy, herbal, faintly meaty and nutty, flavours similarly so with fine tannins in a sheath lending gentle pucker and tension. It’s sits in the palate with ultimate palate-refreshing succulence, persistence and detail. Magnificent wine that topples the standard bearers, this is the real deal, honest, pure, fleshy and rich with the grape variety’s best attributes on show." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

94 Points - "Very good depth of colour, with a very foresty whole-bunch driven bouquet, the palate medium bodied and soft textured, with attractive roundness and balance, quite complex and the tannins are fine and gentle but also supply good structure to the wine. Excellent, as long as you enjoy this very bunchy style." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 2 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
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2 reviews
  • EL
    Edward L.
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 month ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Highly recommend

    A superb wine. Subtle with interesting structures. Drinking well now and will only improve with time.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • RL
    Robbie L.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    2 months ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Maximus by name…

    This was great, so fresh and vibrant with refinement and polish. I’ll be buying again.

    TasteRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Interest LevelRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    Value for MoneyRated 4.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
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Jennifer and John Nagorcka are the owners and vignerons behind Hochkirch wines in Henty, Victoria.

The property had been in the Nagorcka family for three generations before the vines were first planted in 1990, and they've now expanded to 20 hectares planted to varieties that suit the cooler climate there - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling.

An 'old world' approach to winemaking and viticulture underpins this unique Australian estate. The grapes are all grown using biodynamic principals, the winemaking employs minimal adjustments. Low and slow is the philosophy.

The Hochkirch Vineyard - Henty, VIC Hochkirch

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