The Original Vineyard has over its history become know for its signature perfumed bouquet and silky, pure palate. This relatively quartz riddled, gently north sloping three acre vineyard produces very fine, spicy, fragrant wine that has high natural acidity and develops beautifully given 6-10 years careful cellaring. As it ages the depth of aroma increases in and the palate becomes increasingly harmonious and is characterized by a sweet fruited, textured flourish. In comparison to the Block Five this wine is more seductive and delicious in its youth whilst still significantly rewarding cellar time.
The grapes are 100% destemmed and crushed. The wine spends 15-17 months in French barrels of which about 25% are new.
- Region: Macedon Ranges
- Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
- Vintage: 2008
- Vineyard: Original Vineyard
- Vine Age: 20 years old
- Yield: 1.3 tons per acre
- Soil Type: Shattered Quartz & Siltstone over Clay
- Oak: 16 months in French barrique (25% new)
- Production: 300 cases
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