Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 (Mornington)
Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 offers red and blue fruits including red currants, blueberry, sour cherry, cranberry and a hint of wild raspberry combine with florals, dried herb, spice, and earthy forest-floor qualities.
On the palate, the generous, juicy red fruits of our Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 meld with bramble and earth, whilst fresh acidity provides verve and a moreish drinkability to the wine.
French oak plays a lovely supportive role adding to the structure and flavour profile by way of mocha notes. Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir 2017 is an entirely approachable pinot noir with excellent varietal and regional expression typical of the vintage.
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Multiple clones including MV6, 114, 115, 677, 777, Calera, D4V2 and D5V12 contribute to the blend. The grapes were de-stemmed into 2-tonne open fermenters followed by a short, cold maceration period of between three and five days before the onset of wild fermentation. Barrel fermentation was utilised in 8 percent of the blend. At the completion of primary fermentation, the grapes were pressed and the wine transferred to French oak barriques and puncheons (26 percent new) for natural malo-lactic fermentation. Average skin contact time was 17 days. Barrel maturation was for nine months. Winery Notes
"Montalto’s good form continues apace.
Lovely wine. Two words: sweet spices. It has flesh and fruit, varietal character and good overall freshness. But the wine’s sweet, toasty spice notes really set the tone, paving the way for the strawberry and forest berry flavours to come. It’s a beautiful wine to drink."
93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front, March 2019, Drink: 2019 - 2024
"It’s clearly from an excellent season. This is perfumed, juicy, varietal and incredibly drinkable. It begs the word more-ish. Sweet-sour cherries, fresh strawberries, an infusion of woodsy spice and foresty notes. It all works beautifully."
94 Points - James Halliday Wine Companion 2019
|Brand||Montalto Wines Mornington Peninsula|
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$32.00|