Hochkirch Steinbruch Pinot Noir 2014

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  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative (Preservative Free)


Winery/Brand: Hochkirch


THIS VINTAGE IS No Added Preservative and made in a Natural Wine style: Cloudy & dense beet red colour with a rather lively nose showing black cherry & dark plums with a earthy edge. Palate is SOUR wild fruits & red currants with plenty of juicy acid leading to dark savoury flavours and very fine silky tannins with good length.

A wine that screams to be matched with rich foods such as cheese duck or pork.

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 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

Long slow fermentation, natural yeasts, no filtration, minimal intervention and additives.

The Specs

Wine TypeRed
RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
GrapesPinot Noir
Alcohol %13.5
Certified BiodynamicYes
No Added PreservativeYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Wild Yeast FermentationYes
ClosureCork (natural)
PackagingGlass Bottle