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2019 Mea Culpa Pinot Noir

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A beautifully layered, complex and fragrant expression of Pinot Noir from historic vineyards in the Yarra Valley. Our winemaking guilty pleasure.

THE MEA CULPA STORY

Mea Culpa is an admission of guilt, an unapologetic acknowledgment that we should have known better. While we generally steer well clear of the navel gazing snobbery of the wine world, with Mea Culpa we give over to passion, take exceptional parcels of fruit and indulge in winemaking debauchery to create a uniquely expressive wine. This is not a wine that claims perfection, but a wine that delivers an expression of site, vintage and winemaking character. If indulging in your passion is a crime, then we are guilty as charged.

Region: Yarra Valley

Alc/Vol: 14.0%

Tastes like: It slides across the palate like silk, and builds in intensity like a Hitchcock movie. Oozing black cherry richness supported by savoury truffle notes and fine dusty tannins. It’s a Pinot that treads the fine balance between elegance and intensity with a dangerous ease.

Smells like: There’s wafts of violets and blueberries drifting over unctuous plum and cinnamon.

Description

 

Wine making: The 2019 vintage was marked by a cold and dry flowering and fruit set. Rain in November and December of 2018 was welcome relief brightening the canopies. Leading up to harvest the season was dry and warm providing high fruit quality, low disease pressure and average yields.

  • Sub-Region Coldstream and Upper Yarra
  • Clones MV6, 777, Able
  • Pruning Method Arched cane, and Spur pruned
  • Harvest Date 22 February to 3 March 2019
  • Harvest Analysis Be 13.5, TA 6.0, pH 3.4
  • 2 days cold soak
  • 20% whole bunch ferment in the five tonne open fermenters
  • Combination of natural and cultured yeast
  • Pressed gently to tank for malolactic fermentation
  • Eight months maturation in French oak
  • 10% new barriques (Taransaud and Boute)
  • 90% in two, three and older French oak
  • No fining or filtration
  • Bottled in April 2020

 

 

Delivery Information

All our products are shipped from our Winery in Milawa, VIC.

Zone (defined by postcode) Aramex AusPost
Melbourne/Yarra Valley $16.00 $12.00
Albury/NE Victoria $12.00 $15.00
Sydney, ACT $12.00 $20.00
NSW, VIC Country $16.00 $22.00
Adelaide, Brisbane, Ipswich, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast $16.00 $16.00
QLD Country $16.00 $28.00
Tasmania, Perth $25.00 $30.00
SA Country $30.00 $30.00
NT, Country WA $59.00 $36.00

Delivery ETA: 3 to 10 business days pending postcodes

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