2020 Intrinsic Pinot Noir

 

2020 season was a low pressure & low yielding growing season, flowering was impacted by wind & rain things out of our control, we got everything right in the vineyard which looked fantastic. One  good change from 2020 was the decision to go back to not using whole bunch in fermentation (from 2013 we have been using 15- 30%)  Fermented naturally in 3000L wax lined open concrete vats, basket pressed, 12 months élevage in 228L barriques (20% new), no fining or filtering, bottled 6 months after racking from barrel. A small amount of sulphur post malo & pre bottling.

 

 

MIKE Bennie

Some serious regenerative/organic farming going on at Eastern Peake, a family labour of love that focuses on increasing quality. New labels on the way.

Deep, brooding style with huge lift of fresh, red fruited acidity. Dark cherry, bay leaf, peppery notes, anise, pepper in scents and flavours, a soft spread through the palate with al dente, graphite-laced tannins weaving through and finishing things with building pucker. Tannin is exceptional here. Serious, savoury style. Drink now, but also long cellar time is recommended.

 

Tasted: APR22, Alc: 13%, Drink : 2022 - 2030

Rated : 94 Points

2020 Intrinsic Pinot Noir

AU$50.00Price
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