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Muse Pinot Noir 2009

Drinking Guide


Drink 2012-2027

Aromas of alpine berries, spiced cherries, perfumed violets, tea, incense, sandalwood, and mushrooms are reflected on the palate and promise truffles with age. The palate has an austere power. Its intense and firm flavours and body will soften to a more delicate silkiness in maturity after 5 years. Tart cranberries accompany minerals, abundant fine natural acidity and a touch of stalk tannin fills the palate. The wine is very long and will reward the patience of those willing or able to wait for this wine to develop to its full potential.

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Technical Details

A heavier and more robust style showing the principles of the Muse series. It was blended to show a balance between fruit derived and oak derived aromas and flavours. The result is a wine displaying fresh berries and spice with hints of tobacco and leather. Powerful, balanced and complex, this wine will benefit from bottle maturation. This wine contrasts to the Praxis in that there is a higher percentage of whole bunch ferments and carbonic maceration, the impact on tannin and texture is important in bottle maturability and food matching. The fruit was sourced from both Moorilla owned and operated vineyards; St Matthias vineyard on the West Bank of the Tamar River and the Moorilla Estate vineyard on the West Bank of the Derwent River. The fruit was left on the vine until flavour profiles showed an increase in fruit/berry characters before it was hand-picked. Both vineyards have shown to be extremely low-yielding in the past; however, yields were higher then normal due to the season and quality was excellent. Effort was also made in picking within blocks to obtain separate fruit batches for fermentation.