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Polperro Pinot Noir 2019 - Red Squirrel Wine
Polperro Pinot Noir 2019 - Red Squirrel Wine
Polperro Pinot Noir 2019 - Red Squirrel Wine
Polperro Pinot Noir 2019 - Red Squirrel Wine

Polperro Pinot Noir 2019

£39.00

Polperro Wines

 Origin

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

    13.5%



Pinot Noir
   

“Great wines are made on the vine, and when the variety, aspect and soil type are right, Australia’s wine regions deliver elegant, textured and fruit-driven wines that hold their own with the best in the world.” Sam Coverdale established Even Keel in 2006 with a vision to create drinkable, elegant wines that celebrate the individual strengths of Australia’s wine regions. Since 2009, he has specialised in single-vineyard wines from his Polperro farm in the higher reaches of the Mornington Peninsula, using a mix of organic and biodynamic viticulture.

Sam's Polperro Pinot Noir is a blend of a few of his vineyards:

  • Bassat vineyard, on an easterly slope 190m above sea level
  • Mill Hill vineyard, on a northerly slope at 270m above sea level
  • Kindelan vineyard, on a northerly slope at 160m above sea level
  • Yrsa vineyard, on an easterly slope at 140m above sea level

Grapes were hand-picked and gently de-stemmed into open fermenters for a natural fermentation. About 5% of this is with whole berries, i.e. carbonic maceration with fermentation taking place inside the unbroken grape, increasing the aromatics.

After fermentation it is racked to barrel, approximately one-fifth in new French oak. The wine is bottled after 10 months, unfined and unfiltered.

It is pitch-perfect Mornington Pinot boasting delicate cherries and raspberries, continuing with a red-fruit focused palate and floral notes, some secondary undertones coming through, then a complex finish with black pepper and fine tannins. It's a gorgeous wine that will continue to unfurl in the glass as well as develop for several years in the bottle.

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