Geelong, Victoria. Farmed organically.
The 2019 was drawn from batches of Pinot Noir from several different blocks planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. The soils of all these blocks are volcanic loam and dark clay over a limestone clay base. All the fruit was fermented with indigenous yeast, with just 20% whole bunches left in the ferment. Élevage played out for 10 months, primarily in Tronçais hogsheads (25% new). It's a sappy, intensely red-fruited and very earthy Pinot with real depth and balance. Layered and deliciously approachable at the same time, with savoury complexity and drive.
94 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front