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2021 Mount Mary Pinot Noir

Yarra ValleyRedAustralianHighly RecommendNew ArrivalsPrivate Cellar

$ 200.00 AUD

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The Mount Mary Pinot Noir blends fruit from the original 1971 block with newer plantings featuring modern clones such as MV6, 777, 667, 115, and Pommard on American rootstocks. Emphasising simplicity in winemaking, the Pinot Noir undergoes fermentation with 100% whole berries, but no whole bunch, 10-14 days of skin contact, and matures in barrels for 16 months, incorporating 25% new oak barriques.

Region - Yarra Valley

Type - Red

Year - 2021

Winery - Mount Mary

Grape - Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A bright crimson red. Perfumed and seductive even at this early stage. Aromas of wild red berries, gentle spice, dark rose and bracken. Concentrated and structured with very fine, sinewy and savoury tannins. A brilliant, non-mainstream Yarra Valley pinot that's been built to go the distance.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Citrus, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Minerality, Spices

Body type

medium

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

Expert review

The 2021 Pinot Noir is aromatic and silky (two obvious qualities I accept). It offers notes of redcurrant, pomegranate, cherry, tobacco, graphite/lead pencil, a hint of poached strawberry and even inflections of sumac. Quince paste is suggested, and quince paste it is. (The power of suggestion is strong, but sometimes it's apt—you've got to be big enough to own up to descriptors that aren't your own.) There are also juicy, ripe, summer strawberries. This is spiced and rich and sits firmly on the mid-palate, but it is supple and succulent also. Cool-feeling tannins shape the fruit in the mouth and draw the wine out over the long finish. It has a super svelte, streamlined shape. The tannins are gently chewy and persist through the finish. This is a lovely wine

Erin Larkin

The Grape

Pinot Noir

Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ]) is a red-wine grape variety whose name roughly translates to describe the tight clusters of a pine cone. Its home is France's Burgundy region, particularly Côte-d'Or. It is also planted in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, northern parts of Croatia, Czech Republic, England, the Republic of Georgia, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Kosovo, the Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States, and Uruguay.

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