Pinot Noir

Mermerus Vineyard

Varietal:100% Pinot Noir
Region:Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria
Maturation:12 months in French oak barriques, 20% new

The 2019 Mermerus Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine, 100% estate grown and made at the Mermerus winery on the Bellarine Peninsula. Fruit was hand-picked from low cropping (yields of 1.8 tonnes per acre) MV6 vines that were planted in 1996.

Medium weighted, ripe fruit flavours of red and dark cherry, raspberry along with subtle floral notes and some spice coming through from oak,  while the typical underlying earthy nature of Geelong Pinot is subtle but adds another layer to the wine. The structure is assertive and while there is plenty of development to come, the wine has a finesse to it that makes it lovely drinking now.