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2022 Intrinsic Pinot Noir 


Intrinsic Pinot Noir, the beating heart of Eastern Peake, our single vineyard wine we produce year on year representing exactly what we do capturing each season in a glass. Intrinsic is Produced from Vine material now ranging from 30-40 years, MV6 clone grown on Volcanic grey loam soils over weathered basalt sitting at 430m alt, thoughtfully farmed with strict organic practices & a mix of regenerative agriculture inputs such as rotating cover crops to help with keeping our soils in such pristine condition, flowering was pretty good considering the weather, for season 2022 everything went to plan in the vineyard with our organic practice, the weather definitely kept us on our toes along the way! A much cooler than expected & with a long finish building amazing flavour profiles & structure.


Blocks harvested from mid April onwards, all destemmed into our original 3000L concrete fermenters, as always spontaneous fermentation via our indigenous yeasts, pump overs once a day, vats are basket pressed individually, transferred into 228L barriques of various French coopers (mostly Siruge & Dominique Laurent), topped monthly, sulphur added post malo in November, racked from barrels in late march 2023 no fining or filtering, bottled on oct 23. A small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling.


This wine is drinking exceptionally well right now but one that will definitely cellar for 20-30 years or more with ease! Last November we celebrated our 40th year of growing vines. A little gathering at our favourite wine bar in Melbourne ‘Gerald’s Bar’ we opened up back vintages with friends, family & beautiful long term supporters. It was amazing day to see all the vintages open from current wines to the very 1st one back in 1988. Wines made by Trevor Mast, norman & myself from one single site, geez it was so good to see how gracefully they’ve aged & how youthful the wines are.

2022 Intrinsic Pinot Noir



    Huon Hooke

    Bright, medium-deep red-purple colour with aromas of raspberry, blackberry, mint and vanilla, the palate lean and highly tensioned, with refreshing acidity and impressive line.

    The tannins are taut and firm, impressing themselves on the long-lasting finish with vitality and purpose. A really impressive pinot noir with a future ahead of it. (2021 was a 'perfect season"". All destemmed fruit.

    Wild ferment, unfined, unfiltered.) 23 MAR 2023


    Mike Bennie - The Wine Front 

    19 March 2023

    The intrinsic one, right? Gary tasted it and said ‘tastes like an Italian wine, nerello or something’ when I handed him my tasting glass. We’d been on a run of Italian and Portuguese wines and it feels kindred.

    Has this mix of loose knit feel and tightly wound, very fine, powdery and crushed rock tannins, that sense of pebbly minerality in acidity and a good deal of dried sage leaf, paprika spice amongst the tart-ish, sour cherry fruit characters. Softness and brightness in the same sip too. A very moreish wine, very good indeed.
    Rated : 94 Points
    Tasted : MAR23
    Alcohol : 13.5%
    Closure : Diam
    Drink : 2023 - 2035+

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