75cl * Vegan * 13% ABV * Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Established in 1982 by Richard and Jill McIntyre, Moorooduc Estate is a small, family-run wine business that has developed an enviable reputation for complex and food-friendly wines. Their philosophy in everything is to make the most of top-quality ingredients. Intensive, hands-on care in the vineyard, with minimal use of chemicals, produces the best possible fruit for the wines. With 100% wild yeast fermentation and 20 days 'on skins', followed by natural malolactic fermentation in 100% French oak barrel, this Pinot Noir is bright garnet in colour with a nose of red cherries, violets, earthy complexity and just a hint of licorice and spicy notes. On the palate there's cherry fruit, with some savoury undertones and firm, velvety tannins. Juicy fruit balances perfectly with crunchy acid, firm tannins and a long, mouthwatering aftertaste.