Nikau - 2020 ‘Tonimbuk’ Pinot Noir

2020 ‘Tonimbuk’ Pinot Noir

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Variety
Pinot Noir
Region
Gippsland, VIC
Abv
12.7%
Volume
750ml

"It’s fair to say that I have somewhat fallen in love with Pinot Noir in recent years. The infatuation has led me go down the rabbit hole seeking truth and transparency of place, soil and vines. To achieve this it was crucial for me to do a few things. Or not do a few things to be more accurate. Exclude the use of oak (any age at all) was at the top of that list. Add nothing whatsoever to the wines was an equal second. And exclude any manipulation of the must and wines during any part of the ...Read More...

"It’s fair to say that I have somewhat fallen in love with Pinot Noir in recent years. The infatuation has led me go down the rabbit hole seeking truth and transparency of place, soil and vines. To achieve this it was crucial for me to do a few things. Or not do a few things to be more accurate. Exclude the use of oak (any age at all) was at the top of that list. Add nothing whatsoever to the wines was an equal second. And exclude any manipulation of the must and wines during any part of the process. Essentially the process was: 100% hand destemmed fruit into a single fermenter, cold soaked and then left for approximately 14 days after ferment begun. Pressed to stainless steel where the wine remained until bottling. There was no movement of the tank, no racking, no pumps, no adds at any stage. The result I think speaks for itself. A truly elegant and complex wine which has beautiful cohesion and restraint. The fine mineral structure is very reflective of the quartz granite it has its roots in and the volcanic hills that surround. This is as pure as it gets. I am immensely happy with this one. 690 bottles produced." – Dane Johns

 

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