6 PACK, 750ml BOTTLES, $70.99 EACH [ON SALE: WAS $79.99]
SUB-REGION, REGION, COUNTRY
Mornington peninsula, victoria, Australia
The Meres Pinot comes from a 0.6 ha block on a gentle north-facing slope. The vines are the most exposed of all Kooyong’s Pinot plantings, leading to low vigour and low yields. The combination of the soils (less loamy topsoil and more clay subsoil than the other blocks), exposure and low vigour produce highly aromatic and perfumed red fruited Pinot Noir with a structure that, as the vines age, is becoming more robust and serious. Meres uses a portion of whole bunches in the fermentation and is the most aromatic of Kooyong’s Pinots.
Red cherry, raspberry and cranberry are present on the silky, mid-weighted palate. Energy and brightness are key, but not at the expense of length and depth. Lively acidity and dusty tannins from the whole bunch inclusion offer grip on the pithy orange peel accented finish. The acid and tannin provide the wine with freshness and the foundation for future development.