The 2020 Single Block is made from a single clone identified as having unique qualities and complexity. The 2020 vintage is rich, elegant and will age gracefully over the next 5-8 years.
The Art – Rich with red currants and raspberry fruit, long and balanced.
The Science – Destemmed, cold soaked, wild yeast fermentation, 12 months in French oak.
Limited Release – 1,500 bottles.
95 points, 2023 Halliday Wine Companion
Recommended food pairings: This powerful yet supple pinot noir is crying out for food. Serve with beef shin risotto and wild mushrooms or a selection of washed rind cheeses with pepper lavosh.
Growing Conditions: Pinot Noir from block 26 on our Kayena vineyard located in the Tamar Valley. A single clone was chosen for this wine called the MV6 clone. This clone is known for its great balance and length.
Winemaking notes: Pinot Noir from block 25 on our Kayena vineyard located in the Tamar Valley. A single clone was chosen for this wine called the MV6 or Mother Vine 6. This clone is known for its deep colour, powerful dark fruits and
structure. The grapes were destemmed and left to cold soak for several days prior to ferment. Fermentation then took place in open fermenters with regular plunging. Once dry, the ferment was pressed off to barrel using a basket press. Malolactic fermentation and maturation took place over 12 months in French oak barriques with approx. 17% new oak used. It was bottled with an alcohol of 11.5%. Vegan-friendly.
“From Block 25 of Kayena Vineyard, MV6 clone; destemmed, cold soak; open fermented; matured for 12 months in French barriques (17% new). Aromatic and powerful, with layers of dark cherry and plum fruit, and positive tannins. Built to go the distance, but its balance makes it an each-way proposition.”
James Halliday 16/06/2022 95 points
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