Hochkirch 2006 Maximus Pinot Noir



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Winery/Brand: Hochkirch


Nearly translucent red with organge margins. The aromas are rich and enticing, with ripe red fruit, layers of gamey characters, a hint of warm spice and lovely balanced French oak. In the mouth an abundance of ripe wild red fruit plays with complex earthy flavours and lively natural acidity. The wine has great length and complexity, finishing with a earthiness that leaves you wanting another mouthful just to see if you can pin-point those flavours.



The Story

"The most capricious of varieties, Pinot is however capable of breathtaking magnificence as no other red wine when terroir, season and man meet in the right coincidence. Although these are early days Pinot seems to feel at home in our vineyard with the rigours of a cold southwest Victorian climate.

Fruit is handpicked and partially destemmed into small open fermenters with natural wild ferment in its own time and gentle hand plunging. After a long slow ferment, pressed and gravity transferred to small fine grained French oak, natural malolactic ferment occurred with the warmth and new life of spring. Falling bright with gravity our wines are neither fined nor filtered and in some years show an opaque richness as testament to this natural process. Bottled by hand using natural corks, our wine of course contains no animal products or GMOs." John Nagorcka

The Specs

RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
GrapesPinot Noir
PackagingGlass Bottle