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Dexter Pinot Noir

Dexter Pinot Noir

Aromas of black berries and red berry fruits with underlying nuances of earth, spices and subtle oak. he flavours are similar to the aromas with fruit and oak in balance. The entry is soft and fills out in the middle palate with soft sweet fruit an fine tannins towards the lingering finish.

Producer: Colour: RedGrape: AustralianRegion: Victoria, Mornington PenninsulaAlcohol: 13.5%Vintage: 2012Grape Details: Pinot NoirVinification: Hand-picked fruit is destemmed without crushing and elevated into small open fermenters. The must is left un-inoculated for 2-3 days. When fermentation is observed cultured yeast is added and in some batches the fruit receives no inoculation at all. Fermentation temperatures peak at around 32°C and during fermentation the cap is plunged up to 3 times per day. 2-3 days after fermentation is complete, the must is gently pressed and transferred into French Oak bariques (25% New, 75% second third and fourth use) where it undergoes MLF before winter. The wine is racked once in the spring and put back to barrels for further ageing. It is racked again in early February for bottling in late February, 10 months after harvest.SKU: DEXTE02

£36.00 a bottle

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Dexter

Tod Dexter grows premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from his cool climate vineyard in a small east/west valley on the Mornington Peninsula. The vineyard has been set out to maximise all of its qualities. Planted on the north facing slope, it allows for maximum sunlight interception. This is most important in cool regions as it results in even sunlight on both sides of the vine allowing for even ripening.

Victoria

This is a modern wine region. There was a dabbling in viticulture in the late 1800s and then in the 1950s but it wasn’t until Baillieu Myer of Myer stores planted vines in the early 70s did the region begin as a commercial wine producer. Many vineyards and wineries followed, most of them small, producing boutique wines. The climate is regarded as cool and exposed to wind chill from the frequent strong winds. The main wine styles: White – Chardonnay, Pinot Gris; Red – Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

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