2008 Pinot Noir Bottle Produced on the Mornington Peninsula

Pinot Noir 2008

Pinot Noir is the toughest grape to grow. The effort is well worth the constant care and time. Pinot Noir is Burgundy's most famous Noble grape. The Staindl Pinot is a Pinot with great character which uses burgundy as a reference whilst acknowledging its own site and individuality.

Tasting notes

Aromas of fresh red berries and sour cherries lead to a mid weight palate with a great balance of fruit, oak and fresh acid. The wine has elegance and power with good persistence. Very approachable.

Cuisine

Very versatile. Its weight and structure marry well with all white meat and game as well as red meats (with exception of lamb).

Review from winemaker Paul Staindl

Vineyard Region: Red Hill South Mornington Peninsula
Vintage conditions: 2008 was a challenging vintage with lower than expected yields and very hot dry vintage.
Technical Analysis
Harvest Date: 15th march 2008
Alcohol: 14.5%
Residual Sugar: Nil
Bottling: June 2009
Peak Drinking: 2012 - 2015
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot noir (MV6)
Maturation: Oak Matured – some new and some second use oak
Colour: Garnet
Nose: Dried herbs and some spice
Palate: Long and textured