MOUNT MARY - Pinot Noir 2018
***JAMES HALLIDAY - 98PTS***
***WINE FRONT - 96PTS***
MOUNT MARY Pinot Noir has always walked a fine line between bright, fresh primary fruit and darker, earthy secondary complexities. The fruit grown in our vineyard naturally lends itself so well to this style.
We choose to work with these characteristics in the winery rather than push the wines in another direction. We have made this style of Pinot noir for 40 years now. Any changes in winemaking follow the pursuit of perfecting and improving within this style.
This wine speaks volumes about what it is we are striving to achieve in the context of Pinot noir. The nose opens with hints of strawberry, blackcurrant, quince, spice and some toasty oak flavours. There are many layers to the palate which shows a certain density/viscosity which we have watched build in bottle over the past 12 months.
The palate is packed with flavours of strawberry, cherry and rhubarb along with earthy, spicy complexities. Through all this is an interwoven soft tannic structure giving the wine grip, length and longevity.
Established in 1971, three generations of the Middleton family have dedicated themselves to wines of elegance, longevity and distinction. All their wines are made entirely from estate grown fruit and are produced and bottled on site at MOUNT MARY.
The inspiration behind the planting of vines in the Yarra Valley came from the Swiss settlers of the 1850’s. These worldly and hard working immigrants had been greatly influenced by the French wine producers and recognised the climatic parallels the Yarra Valley shared with Bordeaux and Burgundy.
All MOUNT MARY wines are made from estate grown fruit and are produced and bottled on site at MOUNT MARY.
The fact they are entirely self contained in all parts of the process is extremely important to them. This philosophy has been central to who we are since day one and will remain our approach to producing fine wines in the future.
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