The Block Five vineyard is a little over an acre in size on a sheltered, north facing, and very quartz riddled site. It is a wonderful natural vineyard exposition. The wine is always darker in fruit expression and immediately more spicy and earthy that the Original Vineyard. It is less immediately perfumed and has more tannin and fruit power. The wines from this vineyard require more bottle ageing to develop the same suppleness and delicacy as the Original Vineyard but even in their youth these wines are more profound.
The wine spends 16 months in French barrels of which about 35% are new. This wine is never oak driven but can certainly benefit from a higher percentage of new oak without being dominated by sappy, smoky oak elements.
- Region: Macedon Ranges
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage: 2008
- Vineyard: Block 5
- Vine Age: 16 years
- Yield: 1.4 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Shattered Quartz & Siltstone over Clay
- Oak: 16 months in French barrique (40% new)
- Production: 150 cases
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