This wine is made from fruit grown on two vineyards that belong to the Port Philip Estate. The wine goes through spontaneous fermentation and malolactic conversion. It is aged in French oak barrels (15% new) for ten months and a further 4 months in large oak foudres to allow the wine to settle and mellow.
The result is a fruit-driven Pinot Noir that shows plenty of herbs and some roast coffee characteristics. The balance between acidity, tannin, and intensity is very well-judged. An utterly pleasing wine.
The 2018 Massale Pinot Noir offers a youthful perfume of black cherry, wild summer berries and dried rose petal. On the palate, the wine is deep, medium-bodied and layered with flavours of cherry and cranberry, soft pillowy tannins and excellent length and fruit purity.
And, a recent Gold Medal winning wine at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2018 too!
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