Staindl Wines 2009 Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is one of the very best wines when done properly. It has very specific requirements for good growing conditions. It needs warm days and cool nights. Our maritime climate provides that. Pruning and leaf plucking are done by hand. We manage our vineyard under biodynamic principles. 100% fruit from our vineyard only is gently handpicked and fermented in open vats after a cold soak to enhance flavour release. The 2009 Pinot Noir is a culmination of carefully managed biodynamic practices to result in a wine as pure as possible reflecting the site and the season.

Tasting notes

A mid weight wine with berry fruit aromas. Some earthy character with sweet spice coming through. Some fine dusty tannins integrate with the fruit and clean acid to create harmonious whole. Very Approachable.

Cuisine

Game meats, stronger flavoured fish, beef

Review from winemaker Paul Staindl

Vineyard Region: Red Hill South Mornington Peninsula
Vintage conditions: Intense hot summer over February and then cooler over late March to prolong flavour building.
Technical Analysis
Harvest Date: 6th April 2009
Alcohol: 14%
Residual Sugar: Nil
Bottling: April 2010
Peak Drinking: Next 7 years (best in 2014)
Grape Variety: Pinot Noir
Maturation: Fermented in open vats after a cold soak and cool ferment
Colour: Mid garnet colour
Nose: Dark cherries and spice
Palate: Unfined and unfiltered