Hurley 'Lodestone' Pinot Noir 2021
North-facing vineyard of 1.4 hect that was planted in 1999. It’s exposition due North means it gets the most sun exposure of the three climats. It contains the Burgundian clones 114, 115 and 777, as well as MV6. Lodestone is magnetite, an iron mineral abundant in the vineyard soil hence the name.
Aromatically sitting in the black fruit spectrum. Lighter in colour than the other two climats and also a little more savoury with some nice structure. Certainly, this wine speaks of the soil, rocky even, on the palate. Excellent wine!
"Medium-light ruby/brick-red colour; the bouquet is very foresty, savoury, underbrush and humus, leaf litter and flake tobacco. Ethereal faded flowers. In the mouth, it's fine and firm, light to medium bodied and yet has good intensity and focus in the middle palate, the finish cleansed by balanced, drying tannins. Lovely flavour in a more savoury style of Pinot." 92 Points, Huon Hooke, The Real Review
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sun Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Cork
Year - 2021
Volume - 750ml