2021 Ray-Monde Vineyard Pinot Noir
Notes from Chris Dilworth and Loique Allain AKA Dilworth and Allain!
Crimson in colour, bursting with aromas of cherries, and dark fruited berries, desiccated flowers, along with spice and earthy notes of autumnal leaves and forest floor. These flavours follow through to the palate, with dark fruited berries and savoury earthy elements that give a minerality character with fine and persistent tannins. The acidity carries the flavours all the way back and will benefit the longer term ageing capacity. Ray-Monde vineyard is located on the northern edge of the Sunbury wine region, just next to the southern edge of the Macedon Ranges wine region. A dynamic and sustainable 230ha farm with regenerative farming practices at its core. The vineyard was planted in 1988 by John Lakey and his family and is 10ac in size. There is a North Eastern aspect and the soil profile is made up of a shallow amount of Basalt clay on top followed by bluestone rock. No synthetic herbicides or fungicides are used on the farm and John has a thorough and deep knowledge of the area and the species that inhabit it.