Dexter Pinot Noir 2020 Mornington Peninsula - 6 Bottles
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Aroma Aromas of dark berry fruits such as blackberry and plums, with background aromas of dried herbs and spices. Flavour The complex flavours are of blackberries, plums, spices and hints of oak. Palate It has a soft entry with mid palate fruit sweetness and lovely texture. The finish is long with balanced acid and fine tannins.
Tod and Debbie Dexter planted their vineyard in Merricks, Mornington Peninsular in 1987. After a jaunt to Burgundy in 2000, Tod decided he wanted something more. After helping establish the formidable reputation of Stonier wines with Brian Stonier, and a time with Mornington icon Yabby Lake, at the age of 50, his own project, Dexter wines, came to be. The wines have received consistent critical acclaim and remain to this day one of the Peninsular’s most loved labels by those who seek the best Pinot and Chardonnay in the region.
Hand-picked fruit was destemmed without crushing and elevated into small open fermenters. The must be left uninoculated for 2-3 days and when fermentation was observed cultured yeast was added. For the first time, we fermented 10% as whole bunches separately and included it in the final blend. Fermentation temperatures peaked at around 32°C and during fermentation, the cap was plunged up to 2 times per day. 2-3 days after fermentation was complete, the must be gently pressed and transferred into French Oak barriques and puncheons (23% new, 27% second use and the remainder older) where MLF occurred before winter. The wine was racked once in the spring and put back to the same barrels for further ageing. It was bottled late December.
The 2016 summer and autumn behaved with moderation and consistency, resulting in a steady ripening season. Bunch weights were not low, but consistently medium, and acids were generally high in early ripening but moved to a balance at harvest that saw fruit with natural strong ripe flavours.
Aromas of dark berry fruits such as blackberry and plums, with background aromas of dried herbs and spices.
The complex flavours are of blackberries, plums, spices and hints of oak.
It has a soft entry with mid palate fruit sweetness and lovely texture. The finish is long with balanced acid and fine tannins.
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