2018 Antipodés Pinot Noir
Antipodés is the realisation of a long-held dream for Jean-Jacques Morel, the natural micro producer from Saint- Aubin in Burgundy.
Two barrels of Pinot Noir from Commune of Buttons in the Basket Range. JJ’s classic fermentation style – 100% whole bunch left uncovered and unprotected in a small jarrah vat. He waits until the flies come before he starts gently foulée-ing (foot treading). Aged in old French oak with around 12 months elevage all up. Soft cherry red to the eye it has complex, secondary, savoury notes of spice, dried herbs, old roses, walnuts; plums and forest berries more to the background.