Montalto Pennon Hill Pinot Noir

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A youthful ruby colour in the glass; on the nose it shows concentrated red cherry, raspberry and cranberry fruits with subtle earthy spice.
The palate is lively and fruit-forward with the flavours mirroring the aromas. The wine has fine-grained tannins with a gentle grip and a soft, warm finish.

Gold Medal–2016 Boutique Wine Awards

Gold Medal–2016 Winewise Small Vignerons’ Awards

“All about the cherries, kirsch; expressly aromatic as is often the Pennon Hill way – alluring, yet with a depth and semblance of spice. A distinct lightness, ethereal – if you like – yet immediately at odds to this comes an intense spice, and a freshening acidity. A wine of opposites, with tannin both firm and fine.
Length is generous. This is an outstanding release from Montalto and you’d have to suggest it would age gracefully too.
93/100–Stuart Robinson, Vinsomniac

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Montalto was a long time in the making. In the 1980’s we lived in the UK, and spent summers in the south of France overlooking the vineyards rolling down to the Mediterranean. It was there, over lazy summer lunches, glass of rose in hand, that we dreamed. We decided to plant a few vines at our house on the coast of the Mornington Peninsula. When we returned to Australia in 1990, John set about turning the dream into reality, and studied viticulture at the University of Melbourne’s Dookie campus. Best laid plans…however before we got around to this, we discovered the established vineyard and beautiful landscape of the site that was to become Montalto and everything changed. Over the ensuing years we brought this new dream into reality, a genuine heartland and home for our produce, a natural and sustainable expression of horticultural production, and a welcoming experience for the visitor. In January 2002 the dream became a reality and Montalto opened to the public. Those of us who live in Australia are involved in the business, with John and Wendy the proud creators and guardians of a shared vision and true community of staff. We draw on what we love and share this with you.

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