Quantcast

2016 Bannockburn Pinot Noir

2016 Bannockburn Pinot Noir

$49.99 Per Bottle

|

$299.94 (Case 6 x 750ml)

Geelong
2016
750ml
+
CASE(S)
Winery Direct: Dispatched in 3-5 days.More info
$299.94
Geelong
2016
750ml
  • THE BRIEF
  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • WHO MADE IT?
  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • THE BRIEF
  • The first Bannockburn vineyard was planted in 1974, with subsequent plantings through to the early 1980's, making the vines some of the oldest in the Geelong region. A terroir consisting of meagre rainfall, low vigour soils and prevailing winds from the Southern Ocean, combined with close plantings results in a growing environment that naturally restricts yields, the determinants of Bannockburn's unique wine flavours and structures.

  • THE FINER DETAILS
  • Primarily MV6 clone, also 114, 115 and 777, planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. Batches of Pinot Noir from our different blocks were fermented with indigenous yeast, 20% whole bunch in final blend. à‰levage for 15 months in primarily Troncais and Bertranges hogsheads (20% new), then racked and bottled via light filtration.

    WHAT SHOULD YOU EXPECT?


    An early budburst and consequent harvest was followed by a warm, dry season. Lifted red fruits and savoury forest floor on the nose, bright acid and fine tannin on the palate. Immediately enjoyable and versatile with regard to food pairings, this wine will reward medium term ageing in cellar.

  • WHO MADE IT?
  • The late Stuart Hooper had a deep love for the wines of Burgundy, and was able to drink the best. When he established Bannockburn, it was inevitable that pinot noir and chardonnay would form the major part of the plantings, with lesser amounts of riesling, sauvignon blanc, cabernet sauvignon, shiraz and merlot. Bannockburn is still owned by members of the Hooper family, who continue to respect Stuart's strong belief in making wines that reflect the flavours of the vineyard Although Stuart has since passed, Bannockburn Vineyards remains in the Hooper family, with his daughters as custodians to ensure his philosophy is preserved, providing the cornerstone of all that we do at Bannockburn today. Matt Holmes commenced making the wines at Bannockburn Vineyards in 2015. He sees his role as a servant to the vineyard, growing season and fruit to produce wines representative of our style and site. Above all, gentle inputs and minimal additions are his goal. In his words, "Well-nourished vines grown in a suitable spot, picked on the right day, transcribed as wine." Previously, Matt had been making wine in the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia, Canada. During these 10 years he also gained a broad range of experience working additional vintages in the U.S., France, Italy, New Zealand as well as Australia.

  • EXPERT REVIEWS
  • 92 POINTS

    CAMPBELL MATTINSON - HALLIDAY'S WINE COMPANION


    Challenging style with a (very) high proportion of whole bunches, not all of which were taken in the wine's stride. This is all sweet-sour cherries, beet, earth, potato skins and spice, its stalkiness tattooed across its face. It's fluid and juicy, inherently complex, and succulent through the finish. There's a good chance it will age well too. Whether or not there's too much winemaking on show is the question.

    91 POINTS

    HUON HOOKE - THE REAL REVIEW


    Full red colour with tinges of purple and brick-red with a tint of black. The bouquet is very foresty, undergrowth-scented and mulchy, the high proportion of whole-bunches in the ferment dominating the wine. The effect on the colour is also evident: it doesn't look vibrant or youthful. The tannins are persistent and sappy, with a grippy quality, and there's a forward-developed toffee-like flavour. The acidity is a little elevated.'