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Bended Knee Pinot Noir NV

BallaratRedAustralianHighly RecommendNew Arrivals

$ 45.00 AUD


Buy any 6 bottles from Bended Knee to meet their minimum order requirement.

A blend of 2020 and 2021 vintages. Rigorously hand sorted, destemmed. 30% left as whole bunches• Fermentation using only indigenous yeasts (lag phase 5-6 days)• Oak: 225L Barriques, Francois Freres, Bossuet, Sirugue. 25% new oak• 100 cases.• Alcohol: 13.7%

Region - Ballarat

Type - Red

Year - 2021

Winery - Bended Knee

Grape - Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Savoury, mineral, complex and finely layered Pinot Noir that nods to the old world in a captivating way.

Wine descriptors

Juicy and Fruity, Totally Smashable, Elegant and Fine, Minimal Intervention, Smooth and Seductive

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Earth, Florals, Oak, Spices, Tannins, Vanilla

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Expert review

Medium ruby with a lighter rim and a gently savoury and lifted nose of wilted florals, multifaceted cherry (blossom, fresh and dried), cola, sweet spice, raspberry leaf-like underbrush, walnut, carob, black tea and a slightly smoky and ferrous mineral quality. In the mouth it’s dry, savoury edged and finely layered with notes of salted plum, black cherry, red apple skins, Negroni-esque orange and herbals, a touch of stemmy vegetal characters, sumac, black tea, blood and iodine. It’s very elegant and quite complex and flirts with volatility in a Burgundian way that is compelling. Firm stemmy tannins grip and hold through a long and mineral tail that ends with watermelon rind, plum and a hint of nectarine. Serious Pinot that punches well above its price tag!!

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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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