2013 Bannockburn Douglas Red (Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot), Geelong

2013 Bannockburn Douglas Red (Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot), Geelong

2013 Lethbridge Estate Pinot Noir Biodynamic, Geelong

2013 Lethbridge Estate Pinot Noir Biodynamic, Geelong

2014 Bannockburn Pinot Noir, Geelong

A$60.00
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SKU
B13195V14

It's a case of quality over quantity when it comes to the 2014 Pinot Noir. The 2014 vintage produced the smallest crop in recent times at Bannockburn-which is saying something at this notoriously low cropping estate. As usual the estate Pinot is predominantly sourced from the Olive Tree Hill vineyard and Anne's Block, but 2014 includes an abnormally healthy glug of the close-planted Serré and De La Terre fruit included in the final blend.

80% whole bunch fermented, wild, in Bannockburn's 4 tonne open fermenters, before being fed into hogsheads, 1/3 new. After 12 months, the wine was racked and then returned to older barriques for a further 7 months maturation before being bottled without fining or filtration.

Started by Michael Glover and completed by new winemaker Matt Holmes, it's Bannockburn through and through, but probably with more density and breed than we normally see in this bottling. This shouldn't be a surprise given the volume of the Serre and De La Terre fruit present. There are layers of plummy and earthy fruit, interwoven with complex bramble, licorice and that strong salinity for which the Bannockburn terroir is famous. On one level it's really fine and pretty but we also find hidden depths, and with it the promise of a great future. 
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Product/Service Sold Out Yes
En Primeur No
New Arrivals No
Wine Type Red Wine
Wine Style Traditional
Country Australia
Region Geelong
Varietals Pinot Noir
Vintage 2014
Bottle Size 750ml
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