2022 Bannockburn 1314 Pinot Noir9339556000419
WINEMAKER: Matt Holmes
REGION: Geelong, VIC
VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
This was sourced from the whole gamut of Bannockburn’s Pinot blocks, planted in 1976, 1997 and 2007. And, like last year’s wine, the blend this year also benefits from healthy slug of the estate’s iconic (and certified organic) close-planted vineyards. The fruit was mostly destemmed and includes a measure of whole-bunch (20%) as well as a carbonic element. It was fermented wild and raised with 20% new oak (made from France's prized, and expensive, Tronçais oak).
Now a bona-fide mini Bannockburn Pinot, this new release kicks off with bright, sappy and crunchy red fruits before finding Bannockburn’s familiar undergrowth and savoury nuances. It’s pretty and poised with a silken wave of ripe floral and berry flavours entwined in sinewy tannins and bright acidity. The finish is both intense and elegant. It’s a wine that should be on every Pinot lover’s shopping list.