2021 Xavier Goodridge Maffra Pinot Noir14626
WINEMAKER: Xavier Goodridge
REGION: Gippsland, VIC
VARIETY: Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir is sourced from Xavier’s 1ha vineyard in Maffra. Xavier calls it the ‘estate’ Pinot Noir. The grapes were 100% destemmed and fermented in stainless steel on skins for 4 weeks. The juice was pressed into 1800L Marc Grenier oak where it stayed for 12 months. It was bottled unfiltered with a small addition of SO2.
Maffra Pinot Noir is more red-fruited and brighter than the Henty’s single vineyard. It smells of forest berries, wild strawberries and cranberries. There’s a gentle perfume of wet forest, mossy wood, rose petals, fresh herbs, button mushrooms and flint. Savoury flavours refresh the palate with juicy acidity, crunchy green olive, meaty character and a lightly salty finish. It’s an appetite stimulating wine with ethereal perfume, lifted flavours and light pumice tannins. Enjoy with food or on its own and see the aromas develop.
Xavier Goodridge crafts idiosyncratic expressions of Pinot Noir born on his organically farmed vineyard in Gippsland’s Maffra, the Gunaikurnai Country. In collaboration with exceptional growers from Mount Gambier and Henty, he sources the highest quality grapes for his Papa range. With the light touch in the winery, Xavier lets the wines speak of the land.