MONDILLO PINOT NOIR CENTRAL OTAGO 17
Full-bodied with ripe dark cherry aromas and a concentrated core of berry fruits. The seductively smooth palate packed with fragrant spices, blackberries, chocolate, violets and soft oak.
The 2016 Bendigo growing season began with warm weather and light summer breezes that provided a disease free environment for perfect flowering, an even berry set, and clean fruit. A warm summer lead to a dry sunny Autumn - harvest conditions were dry and calm.
The fruit was hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed followed by a long cold maceration, fermented slowly and gently pressed. It has been aged in French oak barriques, of which 30% were new for 11 months.
Drink now until 2022
Serve with stuffed eggplant, rich tomato/mushroom based recipes, pork, beef and lamb dishes.