Fermented with 25% whole bunches
From the Wightwick vineyard at Invermay in Ballarat. Ripe and lush bouquet of bright red cherry and blood plum fruits. A hint of stemmy spice and crunch, medium plus bodied with lingering earthy mushroom and sweet spices. Gently handled with 25% whole bunches and wild yeast fermentation. Matured in French oak barriques. The concentrated red fruit notes and flavours reflect the low yielding and mild 2020 vintage.
Now to 5+ years
Clear, bright crimson-purple; a lovely pinot, Ballarat providing finesse and length to its array of red fruits, the perfume in the background sure to grow, the lingering finish a farewell kiss. It's a 50/50% choice of consumption tonight or in 5+ years time.
James Halliday - The Wine Companion 2020