Kooyong 'Massale' Pinot Noir 2022
Kooyong Massale is a blend of Pinot Noir from our Tuerong and Balnarring vineyards. The fruit was fermented in open vats. Fermentation commenced spontaneously with ambient yeasts and lasted 15 to 18 days. The wine underwent indigenous malolactic fermentation. The maturation period was 10 months in French oak barriques and puncheons (5% new) and large format foudre. The wine was bottled without fining and with minimal filtration. Kooyong
92 Points Gary Walsh, The WineFront, April 2023 "Cherry, strawberry, and sage, with discreet spice and cedar oak. It’s fresh, all cherry pip, and strawberry, light tanin, bright acidity. It’s on the money and very good to drink. Frisky red fruits and spice is the import, with plenty of Mornington goodness rolled in. I really like it."
93 Points Ken Gargett, Wine Pilot, April 2023 "Another very fine Pinot from Kooyong, sourced from their Balnarring and Tuerong vineyards. Fermentation in open vats with wild yeasts for 15 to 18 days. Nine months maturation in a mix of different French oak formats – barriques, puncheons and large format foudre – of which 10% were new. A vibrant garnet hue. Spices, some earthy notes intertwined with florals and dried herbs. A hint of animal skins. An appealing and alluring Pinot Noir nose. The palate is seamless, a soft texture with cushiony tannins. There is also fresh acidity and good length with lovely raspberry notes emerging across the palate. Lots to like here."
Variety - Pinot Noir
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Sub Region - Mornington Peninsula
Extra - Screwcap
Year - 2022
Volume - 750ml