Hochkirch Maximus Pinot Noir 2009
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
Quite light red colour. Bright red cherry fruit with savoury beetroot and earthy gamey notes on nose with just a flash of smoky oak. Palate is mid weight with sweet red and also black fruit, ripe tannin, lively acid and a slight earthy bitterness at the back. Hochkirch Pinots are made in a bold earthy rich burgundian style, quite different to the light soft red fruit styles ofter found in New Zealand & Tasmania.
"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
|Region||Henty, Western Districts, VIC|
|Wild Yeast Fermentation||Yes|