JO’S WINEMAKING / VITICULTURE The grapes for this Pinot Noir were picked and crushed during the cool of night to retain their varietal character, while modern winemaking techniques were employed throughout. Fermentation took place in sweeping arm red fermenters, giving the wine a denser, richer colour and allowing for gentle flavour extraction.
JO’S HARVEST NOTES Vintage 2017 is best described as a waiting game. The season was very long with fruit slow to ripen and although the urge just to pick it all was there, we had to bide our time until we had optimal flavours and ripeness. Once I made the decision to pick the grapes came in at an orderly pace, although increased yields due to the rain in spring made the juggling game in the winery even more challenging, with tank space at a premium. We made it through our marathon 2017 vintage and are thrilled with the exceptional quality including a number of really extraordinary parcels.
JO’S WINE DESCRIPTION The aroma is enticing with intense plum, cherry and strawberry fruit with a hint of spicy oak. The fresh fruit momentum continues on the palate with vibrant plum and dark stone fruits finishing with some firm acid, beautiful tannins and integrated oak.
JO’S FOOD RECOMMENDATIONS Great with duck and other game meats, medium intensity dishes like porcini mushroom risotto or soft cheese.
VINTAGE INFORMATION Region Victoria Varietal 100% Pinot Noir Alcohol 13.5% Best Consumed 2018 - 2023