San Pietro Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is picked at 13.8 Baume. Two clones of Pinot Noir are grown on our Mornington Peninsula vineyard, MV6 60% and 115 40%. Care in the vineyard is matched in the winery with grapes being fermented slowly with extended grape skin contact. The winery works day and night, hand plunging the cap of skins back into the fermenting juice. The colour deepens, the perfume rises, and juice becomes wine, made fine and strong with tannins slowly extracted from the skins. The wine is matured in selected French barriques for 15 months , 15% of the oak being new. The wine is hand bottled with minimal filtration, ready to be enjoyed.
This Pinot Noir punches well above its weight. Intense varietal characters of berry and forest floor. Round palate balanced with fine, almost creamy tannin finish.
The San Pietro range comprises three wines, Sparkling Brut, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir. The wines are produced by Underground Winemakers at their Mornington Peninsula winery. All wines reflect an uncompromising commitment to traditional and modern best practice viticulture. The grapes are sourced from old vine single variety vineyards, north facing with low crops. The grapes arrive back at underground with vibrant color and intense fruit flavours. The winemaking philosophy is minimalist and gentle, ensuring maximum fruit intensity, flavor and structure. Delicate use of oak complements grape-derived characters.