Pinot Noir, ‘Garden Vyd’, Moorooduc Estate
The Garden Vineyard, across the hill from us, is owned by the McFaul family and has been leased and run by Moorooduc Estate for over ten years. Fruit was hand picked and whole bunches placed directly into the fermenter. The stems were ripe and so added savoriness and structure.
Hand harvesting, 100% whole bunch fermented
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
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The whole bunch fermentation results in a deep garnet color and a gorgeous savory nose. Aromas of teak, dark wild cherry, morel mushrooms, earthy notes and dark red roses abound. There is a hint of roasting beef coated in chopped rosemary and thyme. On the palate the firm, fine-grained tannins are king, surrounding the savory, meaty yet plush flavors and textures creating a dark mouthfeel that goes on and on. A beautifully balanced wine this pinot walks on the dark side and is seriously sexy!
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