Established in 1982 by Richard and Jill McIntyre, Moorooduc Estate is a small, family run wine business that has developed an enviable reputation for complex and food friendly wines. They are now joined by their highly talented daughter Kate who is also an MW. Their philosophy in everything is to make the most of top quality ingredients. Intensive, hands-on care in the three vineyards (one belonging to the family, one to a family friend and one to their vitculturalist ) produces the best possible fruit for their wines. Land is organically dry-farmed with minimal use of chemicals, Wild yeast ferments and minimal intervention winemaking, with a nod to traditional Burgundian techniques, allow their wines to express their site specificity, or terroir. Production is only around 5000 cases annually.
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Moorooduc Pinot Noir 2016
Bright garnet in colour with a nose of red cherries, violets, earthy complexity and just a hint of licorice and spicy notes .On the palate cherry fruit, with some savoury undertones and firm, velvety tannins. Juicy fruit balances perfectly with crunchy acid, firm tannins and a long, mouthwatering aftertaste.
Hand harvesting, 100% destemmed 100% Wild yeast primary fermentation 20 Days total on skins Natural malolactic fermentation in barrel 100% French oak maturation, 25 % new 17 months in wood with 1 racking No fining and no filtration