Pinot Noir Three 2015

Pinot Noir Three originates in the ‘Triangle’ block which is immediately east of the winery and is approximately half an acre. This is a unique plot of MV6 and 777 clones which sits geographically in the Yarra Valley but is geologically aligned with the Côte de Nuits. In 2003, the block was excavated and the subsoil was replaced with the addition of 250 tonnes of lime stone rubble. After returning the topsoil, the block was fallowed and close-planted with vines on a 10,000 plant per hectare grid (one metre separation).

$80/per Bottle
$480/per Half Case
$960/per Case

Nose: Pinot Noir Three exhibits and intense aroma with musk on opening, giving way to red fruit with hints of incense, rye bread and minerals and then sweet cedar and savoury spice.

Palate: The palate is driven by red fruit with hints of dark chocolate, savoury characters and bergamot. Tannins are fine and meld seamlessly with bright delicate acidity.

Because of the close spacing the vines are hand tended with single canes pruned to only six buds, which translates to an even lower yield than in the main vineyard. Bunches are small increasing flavour intensity. Bunches are destemmed and crushed into open top fermenters. After fermentation and pressing, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels (30% new). After 14 months maturation the wine was bottled without filtration or fining. 

Pinot Noir Three 2015