Eastern Peake - Intrinsic Pinot Noir 2019
Grapes: Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir from the Latta family vineyard in Ballarat. Distinctly more 'old world' in style, favouring savoury, oxidative complexity over the plush fruit forwardness seen in many other Victorian Pinots. Firm, poised and structured Pinot that drinks beautifully right now, but will certainly develop favourably with some time spent in bottle.
"A great low pressure growing season, we managed to get most things correct in the vineyard. Under vine cultivation worked a real treat with the soil moister content on each pass. Cropping levels still were pretty low across the 3 blocks of Pinot Noir , a lovely fruit set. Fermented naturally in wax lined open concrete vats 3000L, basket pressed, 12 months élevage in 228L barriques, no fining or filtering, bottled 6 months after racking from barrel. A small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling."