The translation of Pinot Noir from French to English is pine and black. Pine refers to the pinecone shape of the grape bunch and black, to its colour. Whilst not really black, the descriptor gives some relativity to its cousins, Pinot Gris (grey/pink) and Pinot Blanc (white/yellow).
Our Howard Park, MadFish and Marchand & Burch range of Pinot Noirs display the fine mineral structure and savoury elegance of wines grown in the wildly remote and beautiful Great Southern region of Western Australia.
We source our fruit from our cool climate vineyards in two primary subregions, Mount Barker and Porongurup, to produce wines of regional typicity and character. The wines display elegance and bright varietal and aromatic notes of rose petals, violets, soft red berries and aromatic spices. The palate is vibrant with common berry fruits seasoned with a delicate touch of vanillin.
In an endeavor to craft a vibrant and complex wine, many winemaking techniques are employed in the making of our Pinot Noirs. Selected blocks are hand-picked, hand sorted, and a portion of cold soaked and whole bunches are also incorporated before fermentation. At dryness, the wines are basket pressed, then allowed to settle before decanting to French oak.
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