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2016 Kooyong Ferrous Pinot Noir

Mornington Peninsula

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Our Price: $69.99 / bottle (RRP: $75.00 ) Case: 6 x 750ml

''Always my favourite pinot of the stable for structural reasons alone: the tannins are earthy and ferric, as the name implies. Nothing gritty, though. A magical carpet to carry and obviate the sweetness of the fruit: bing cherry, blood plum and root spice.'
96 Points - Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

  • Kooyong Single Vineyard Pinot Noir from almost 20 year old vines at the Tuerong estate. Sourced from Miocene sedimentary soils, with iron rich deposits, this has always been the muscular, tannin drenched Pinot of the bunch. Cracking wine, with some more blacker, darker fruits coming through and a lick of sandalwood and cedar.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    This single-block wine is sourced from 1.2 ha of gently sloping 19-year-old vines. These vines naturally produce low yields due to a combination of unique orientation, free drainage and high exposure. Together with this, the soil has a far greater prevalence of ironstone pebbles than any other part of the vineyard and delivers wine with great concentration and savoury tannic presence. This wine was fermented in a large-format concrete tank. The ferment, with 10% whole bunches, occurred spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 18 days. Following fermentation, the wine was pressed and racked into French oak barriques (of which 20% were new) and underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The wine was racked only once, with a total maturation period of 14 months. It was then bottled without fining or filtration.

    TASTING NOTES

    Bold and intense, the 2016 Ferrous displays a complex mix of sweet earthy fruit, violet, potpourri and red citrus. The palate is full of power, drive and energy, with the fruit weight balanced by spicy ferrous-like tannin. The intensity of the fruit, the length of the palate and volume of tannin ensure this wine will develop wonderfully over the next 5–8 years.

    Alcohol 13.5%

  • REVIEWS

    'Always my favourite pinot of the stable for structural reasons alone: the tannins are earthy and ferric, as the name implies. Nothing gritty, though. A magical carpet to carry and obviate the sweetness of the fruit: bing cherry, blood plum and root spice. A welcome respite. Long, highly complex and flush.'
    96 Points - Ned Goodwin MW

    'Look forward to these Kooyong single vineyard wines each year. True to the vintage. Less seduction and/or sweetness to the fruit; a greater sense of gravity to the tannin and overall structure. That said it’s not an underpowered wine in any way; indeed the flavours charge through the palate at a rate of knots. Dried herbs, roasted nuts, brackeny notes, ripe black cherry. A chicory aspect. Oak here, cedary and smoky, laces its way throughout. From start to finish, the quality is excellent.'
    94 Points - Campbell Mattinson



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