2023 Reserve Pinot Noir   $55.00

Our 2023 single vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir is produced from fruit sourced from the Pemberton wine region. The fruit, which was an even blend of clones 114 & 115, was harvested late in March and 40% was fermented as whole bunches to provide additional fragrance, flavour, and complexity to the wine. The wine was then matured in French oak barriques for 9 months prior to bottling.

Aromatic. Bright. Structured.

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2023 proved an extended yet very rewarding vintage in the Pemberton Wine Region. Optimal, dry weather conditions paired with the absence of any significant climatic challenges or disease pressure set the scene for a moderate season, ideal for gentle, consistent ripening across all varieties, but particularly for Pinot Noir, the regions most planted red varietal.

Winter temperatures were lower than average, which made for a quick senescence and sound dormancy for the vines. There was markedly less-than-average rain; however, the vineyards received sufficient supply to recharge soil moisture levels, paving the way for a promising growing season ahead.

The growing season began with a late budburst after a relatively cold winter that pushed vine development back by about 2-3 weeks. Spring saw less rain and cooler conditions than usual, resulting in a slow start to canopy growth and an extended flowering period for early blooming red varietals like Pinot Noir.

January brought consistently warm, sunny days, which saw vines start to catch up nicely on their development. Veraison was delayed by 2-3 weeks for whites and one week for reds. February, dry with plenty of sunshine and no extreme heat, provided perfect ripening conditions and March saw cool mornings and evenings retain natural acid in the fruit. At the same time, short periods of peak heat during the day were ideal for slow, even ripening of Pinot Noir. The only negative was that the Marri tree blossom was scarce this year, which made grapes an easy target for the native birds, and as a result, bird netting and monitoring were vital at this vineyard

The warm, dry conditions kicked off the season for the first red of the region with Pinot Noir rolling off the vine gracefully on March 13. The fruit is a near even split of clone 114 and clone 115. The fruit maintained good acid levels this vintage and has made for a bright, crunchier style Pinot Noir, a little different to the density of fruit profile in the 2022. More like you would expect from the varietal.

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    2024 - 2030
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