Purveyors of fine grape juice
2017 Dilworth And Allain Wines Pinot Noir macedon ranges, australia
$49

Exciting new wines out of the great expanse of Western Victoria, notes from the winemakers.
Doug Newnham’s vineyard sits at 540m elevation. It is located on a hill with a north east orientation. The soil is volcanic rocky red basalt. Planted in 1996 to a mix of clones 114, 115 and MV6 there are 6 acres in total of Pinot Noir with 1 acre of Tempranillio adjoining.
Hand picked on the 14th of April, the fruit was fermented with approximately 50% of the entire bunches retained and the remaining 50% de-stemmed. The wine was left at ambient temperature and once fermentation commenced a combination of plunging and pumping over was carried out over the next 3 weeks. After the wine was pressed it was transferred to seasoned barriques, then matured in barrel for 11 months and racked with some fine lees and left for a further 3 months. This wine was racked again before bottling and was not fined or filtered. 80mg/L of sulphur was the only additive, which was added during the fermentation and maturation period.

Origin macedon ranges, australia
Year 2017
Varietal pinot noir
Style elegant & complex