2021 Polperro Coverdale Single Vineyard Pinot Noir
- Organic and Biodynamic
- Mornington Peninsula VIC
- Pinot Noir
Brooding darker berry fruits with autumnal leaves, florals and spice. Powerful mid palate of red to dark fruits and dusty structured tannins. Great intensity and length and an exciting first release of this wine.
The fruit is handpicked and destemmed into 2 ton open fermenters as whole berries and left to start fermenting naturally. It is not touched until a 2-3° drop in baumé, which allows fermentation to occur inside the grape berry to increase the aromatics of the finished wine. Once fermentation starts strongly then the ferment is hand plunged 2-3 times per day for 15 days. The wine is left on skins for post ferment maturation for another 15 days. It is then pressed off skins and racked to barrel. 30 % new oak and predominately Sirugue extra tight grain Light toast. In spring the wine is racked and returned to barrel. After a total of 16 months barrel maturation the wine is bottled without fining or filtration.