We're proud to say that we've just bottled our first ever wine!!! (Crowd goes wild)
Our Pinot Noir is in bottle, it's resting, ready for our big release and we couldn't be more excited about sharing it with you.
Sourcing pinot noir grapes from the Macedon Ranges is difficult due to the high demand for fruit but we were fortunate enough to come across two growers that were happy to work with us in bringing this dream to life. The grapes are from a well established, award winning vineyard in Woodend, Macedon Ranges. Grown on rich red volcanic soil and geologically classified as a tertiary volcanic vent site associated with the Hanging Rock volcanic core.
So what did we do?
These wonderful grapes were hand picked from the site, collecting just short of 2 and half tonnes. We specifically chose to work with MV6 clones due to it's robust flavours and tannins that can be extracted. We then destemmed them and left 8% whole-bunch to bring that additional layer of structure to the wine. It didn't take long for the fermentation to kick off, using only the natural wild yeast, it was later transferred to French Oak barrels for 12 months, 25% of which was new oak.
Bottling day arrives and we finally see all our hard work come to fruition as we see our first bottles come off the production line.
We're hoping to share this limited number of first release pinot noir in Dec 2020... just in time for Christmas. So come back soon to secure this special opportunity, you won't want to miss this!