MONDILLO PINOT NOIR CENTRAL OTAGO 18
This lovely expression of Pinot Noir from the deep south is made by Matt Connell and Dom Mondillo, the co-founder (with his partner Ally) of Mondillo Wines. The couple were the first people to plant grapes in Bendigo, one of the most arid, dry sub regions in Central Otago, the world's southernmost wine region. Bendigo is often the first area in the wider region to harvest grapes each year and Dom Mondillo typically ensures that his grapes are 100% destemmed before fermentation.
This wine was aged for 10 months in French oak, 25% new, which flatters its elegant red fruit flavours, providing silky flavours and textures. This wine drinks well now and will benefit from bottle age of at least four to five years.
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