Pinot Noir, ‘The Duc – McIntyre Vyd’, Moorooduc Estate
This single vineyard wine from theirhome vineyard in Derril Rd is further evidence of what their fine vineyard site and mature vines can produce in a really good year. The 2013 vintage was the first time they included some wine from interesting clones grafted onto our old Cabernet vines (planted in 1983).
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed
100% Wild yeast primary fermentation
20 Days total on skins
Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel
100% French oak maturation, 25 % new
15 months in wood with 1 racking
No fining and no filtration
Little Peacock Imports
Bright garnet in colour the nose is complex and lifted – aromas of red cherry, pomegranate molasses, licorice and crushed red rose petals vie with hints of clove and cinnamon spice, sandalwood, blood orange rind and cocoa.
On the palate the wine is crisp and fresh, with crunchy red cherry and ripe mulberry fruit. The spice and herbal notes seen on the nose compete on the palate, composing a long, savoury finish to a deliciously velvety textured wine.
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