• 24 – 26 Medhurst Road, Gruyere, Yarra Valley, Victoria 3770

  • (03) 5964 9022

Intro body copy. A bit larger than normal body copy. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat proin gravada sit amet et unum.

  •  
  • Medhurst Estate Vineyard

    2018 Pinot Noir

    94 points - Gary Walsh, Winefront.

    Expressive, supple and complex Pinot Noir with an enticing crimson/purple hue.

    • $50.00

      /Bottle

    Qty

    About the Range

    A pure expression of our site and the season.

    The Season

    The 2018 growing season began with a later then average budburst, and led into excellent conditions for flowering and set, auguring well for an even and good sized crop. However 200mm of December rain came and created an array of growing concerns, including large dense canopies and ensuing disease pressures. All hands on deck, removing unnecessary shoots, leaves and bunches in this time and a mild dry January-March saved this wonderful crop. The resultant fruit was ripe, balanced and the wines are approachable early with good prospects for long term cellaring. An excellent season of ripe, fresh flavours and understated power.

    Winemaking

    Our Estate vineyard Pinot Noir was grown on two quite different sites; loamy brown soils on the south facing C block, and the gravelly duplex clays of the North facing B block. Hand-picked on the 21st and 22nd of March the fruit was kept in the coolroom overnight. De-stemming into vats the following morning (3% whole bunch inclusion) the fruit purity of utmost importance with daily gentle wetting of the cap and CO2 (dry ice) for protection. Once fermentation commenced after the fourth day (indigenous yeasts finally co-operating), the cap was pumped over very gently twice per day, with the odd pigeage, and remained on its skins for 15 days. At the completion of fermentation, the wine was pressed to tank and then racked to French oak barrels (30% new) for malolactic fermentation. 10 months in oak, before being bottled February 6th, 2019.

    Tasting Notes

    Expressive, supple and complex Pinot Noir with an enticing crimson/purple hue. The nose speaks of place, under the shadow of the Warramatte Ranges, dark cherry, licorice, exotic red fruits, violets and spice it is both detailed and abundant. The 2018 season of mild weather delivered us a wine of incredible balance and charm. With a subtle and long palate, there is great vibrancy as well as plenty of ‘ripe’ tannin presence, ensuring a wine suitable for cellaring.

    Our charming 2018 Estate Vineyard Pinot noir is classically matched with duck confit, potato gratin and a fresh green leaf salad with vinaigrette.

    TECHNICAL
    Vineyard: Medhurst Estate Vineyard, Gruyere
    Block: C Block, B Block
    Clone: MV6
    Soil: Mountain derived brown/grey loams, gravelly duplex clays
    Alcohol: 13.0 %
    pH: 3.45
    TA: 5.9


    "It has a fragrant, spicy bouquet forming a base for its future development, as the extraction hasn't been overdone and the new French oak is only 26%." 95 points
    Halliday Feb/March 2019 magazine

Medhurst Estate Vineyard