Hochkirch Maximus Pinot Noir 2016




  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Henty, Western Districts, VIC
  • Grapes
    Pinot Noir

Bright cherry fruit on the nose, in the mouth it has a sublime silky texture. Flavours abound, fruit, spice, savoury earthy beetroot hints as it evolves. It is fresh and persistent with a lovely complexity.

Everything is done right here, with much thought and observation, in the old style way, from the biodynamic preparations and close vine plantings through to the gravity fed winery, and the results are exceptional. This Pinot Noir is the pinnacle of those efforts, fruit from the oldest vines and treated to the best oak. One to savour.

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.

Notes from Hochkirch Winery

"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

James Halliday's Winecompanion.com.au Review - 2012 Vintage

"The hazy shades of autumn. This fairly puts savouriness and complexity far ahead of brightness and overt fruit. It's smoky, murky, spicy and run with rhubarb-like flavour, with black woody/twiggy cherries flowing beneath. Aromas are caught in a fog but the palate has plenty going on."

Rating: 91
Drink By: 2022
Price: $40.00
Date Tasted: 03 Mar 2015
Alcohol: 12.9%
Published: 27 Jul 2015

(SKU: HK_MAX_16)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2016
Grapes Pinot Noir
Region Henty, Western Districts, VIC
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Cork (natural)
Country of Origin Australia
Alcohol % 13.5
Wild Yeast Fermentation Yes
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes

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