2020 Skin n Bones Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir (primarily MV6 with 777, 114, 115 clones)
From the Yandra/Gower Vineyard in Lenswood, planted in 1998 by Anne & Jeff Gower who farm it organically. Brendon and Kirsty are now taking over the management of the site, as Jeff is now 82 (young!). This steep, east facing site is sandstone with a deep clay pan to hold moisture.
Hand harvested and whole bunch fermented in concrete 5 ton open top tanks. Each clone is vinified separately in a combination of puncheons and barriques, 10% new oak before being blended for bottling.
TASTING NOTES |
Did you know that humans can discriminate more than one trillion different scents? It’s true! You can read about it here! But what we wanted to know when tasting this vintage of Skin-n-Bones Pinot Noir is just how many you can detect at any one time. There is so much detail in this wine – layer upon layer of classic, Burgundian Pinot Noir aromas which are very much like the middle of the mulch pile where life is earthy, deep, humic, sweet, savory, spicy, lavender, aniseed-y. There truly is a scent for everyone. Refreshing, finessed and elegant on the palate with negroni bitter notes.
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