750ml Bottle, Cork closure
Hurley Vineyard is at 90 m altitude in the south-eastern lowland hills of the Peninsula in the sub-region formed by Balnarring and Merricks. It has a rainfall of about 750 mm annually. With 350 mm usually falling in the growing season, the low-yielding vines are not irrigated. This is beautiful terroir for growing Pinot Noir.Hurley Vineyard comprises three climats, being Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond, which wrap North, North-East and East respectively around the crest of a little volcanic hill. This favourable exposition, and the stony red-brown earth, provide the ideal terroir for highly expressive Pinot Noir, grown and made by Kevin Bell.Garamond is East facing and the last to be picked each year. It's the coolest site given its exposure. Kevin passionately discusses the importance of picking parcel by parcel across this vineyard, despite it being only 1.2 hectares. All planted with MV6 Clone.Garamond exudes effortless style. It ripens evenly and is always harvested last. It is classical. In this wine, the fragrance of Hurley Vineyard is the perfume of the boudoir. It is a step up in complexity and intensity. In the palate, there is usually an array of soft, red fruits, plus meat, mushrooms and cake spice. It is succulent, creamy and sweet, but balanced by lively acidity. The wine usually tastes of red minerals and has fine, silky tannins. There is often toffee. The palate is typically tight and firm in its youth, opening up as time goes on. Garamond is complete, ends fresh and lives long.