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Muse Pinot noir 2014

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Drink 2017-2029



Moorilla's famous single vineyard Pinot noir is extremely limited this year due to the small yields of 2014. A precious amount of wine has been produced the persistent winds and cool weather of spring and early summer. The warm and dry late summer and autumn ripened intense and powerful flavours from excellent juice to skin ratios. We picked individual rows as they did ripen, made many different batches and eventually selected the best to create a beautiful wine. It shows deep and dark colour. Moorilla’s traditional perfume shows alpine berries, red petals, fragrant exotic spice, french oak and fragrant tea. The palate dense with compelling texture and weight. Intense flavours last. Plentiful tannins and firm acidity indicate long cellaring. 

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Due to the complexity of the Moorilla vineyard and to its location, we tend to have fruit that lends itself to a heavier and more robust style of Pinot noir. My aim is to work with this but to also try to bring levity to the finished wine. By picking over many different days and working with the variability in the vineyard, we can make many wines and then work with the location’s natural complexity in the winery to show a balance between fruit and oak-derived aromas and flavours. By using stems in some fermentations, we can get a great depth of tannin as well. The result is a wine displaying a great deal of complexity and power, yet also showing balance and the subtlety I look for. It will benefit from bottle maturation due to that higher percentage of whole-bunch and carbonic maceration., May 3, 2017, by Campbell Mattinson