2015 OCEAN EIGHT PINOT NOIR
Tasting Notes The wine from 2015 has a Burgundy hue of blood red to maroon. There is just a little cloudiness which is an indication that the wine has been bottled without filtration and fining in order to retain as much flavour as possible.
At this youthful stage showing regional characteristics of raspberries and red cherries. A hint of vanilla and rhubarb follow through on the palate with soft tannin, there is fantastic perfume and spices on the aromas. A supple, style of Pinot noir from one of the best years on the Mornington Peninsula.
The top 30cm soil profile is red ferrosols. It is defined by its very high clay content & high levels fertility and water holding capacity. The vineyard is one of the most southerly and coolest on the Mornington Peninsula landmass, allowing the fruit to ripen into Autumn, for perfect balance of ripeness & acidity.
Yield 2.0 tonne / acre
Grapes are received at the winery in March and de-stemmed into 1-3 tonne fermenters. The fruit goes through a ‘Cold soak’ for 2-3 days before fermentation. This helps to maximise the beautiful perfumes in the wine.
Juice is fermented at 25-32 degrees Celsius in stainless steel for approximately three weeks until dry.
Once dry, the must is then transferred into the press and lightly pressed into old puncheons (500l) by gravity alone. The wine is then held in the cellar until the next January, where it is consolidated into tank for blending.
This wine is not fined or filtered.