Hurley ‘Estate’
Pinot Noir 2018
Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

$45.00

Fruit
Earth
Body
Tannin
Acid
Alcohol

Style: Red: Layered, pure and light.

Producer: Hurley

Region: Mornington Peninsula

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: 228L Burgundian French Oak

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Vibrant colours provide a nice visual appearance. The palate is packed with character. Starts with red fruits softly moving a little black – redcurrant, strawberry, cranberry and cherry mix with star anise, dried leaf and deep organic soil. The palate is free flowing and wonderful. There’s a wonderful freshness to the acid and a fine, very silky buffer of tannin.

Sebastian Crowther MS

Producer Profile

Tricia Byrnes and Kevin Bell first planted vines at their Balnarring property on the Mornington Peninsula in 1998. The sole intention was to create three single vineyard pinot noirs. Their philosophy centres around respect of the environment as they see their most important role is viticulture. Their wines are from three separate vineyards with slightly different aspects that are planted with different clones of pinot noir. In addition to this they make the 'Estate' Pinot Noir which is sourced from all three vineyards.

All the wines are de-stemmed, carefully to retain whole berries. An aqueous cold soak is carried out at around 10-14°C for 5-7 days after which time there alcoholic fermentation begins during which time the must is hand plunged twice a day. There are no additions to these wines except for a small amount of sulphur at bottling. Oak maturating proceeds the pressing for around 18 months.

Description

Review

Style: Red: Layered, pure and light.

Producer: Hurley

Region: Mornington Peninsula

Grape: Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: 228L Burgundian French Oak

Alcohol: 13.5%

Glassware: Burgundy Stem

Decant: Not Required

Serving Temperature: 16 – 18°C

The Wine: Vibrant colours provide a nice visual appearance. The palate is packed with character. Starts with red fruits softly moving a little black – redcurrant, strawberry, cranberry and cherry mix with star anise, dried leaf and deep organic soil. The palate is free flowing and wonderful. There’s a wonderful freshness to the acid and a fine, very silky buffer of tannin.

Sebastian Crowther MS