The 2019 Macushla is a barrel selection from the organically managed Kinross vineyard. The 16 year old vines grow in well drained soils consisting of wind blown glacial silts and free draining sandy loams. A hot dry summer produced grapes of balanced ripeness and a gentle and unobtrusive winemaking approach delivered wine which reflects both site and season. Matured for 11 months in new(33%) and used French oak from Burgundy.
95/100 Raymond Chan Wine Reviews:
“Moderately deep, ruby-red colour, lighter on edge. The nose is soft, poetically fragrant, penetrating red florals, red cherries, red plums, along with delicate aromatic spices underlay minerals. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and delicate, nuances of red cherries, red plums have a taut core intermix a smoky element, minerals, unfolding subtle cinnamon and florals. The mouthfeel is supple and soft, ethereally silky, with gently extracted tannins, light-weighted structure; along with lacy, integrated acid and freshness. Floral fragrance growing in concentration on the palate lingers with detailed spices to a sustained finish. This is a soft and gentle, red cherry and plum fragranced Pinot Noir with delicate details on an ethereal silky, supple palate. Match with braised pork and roasted pigeon over the next 4-6 years. Minimal intervention winemaking, handpicked fruit from Kinross Vineyard, wild fermented to 13.5% alc. Minimal sulphur used at the end of MLF, unfined and unfiltered. 167 cases produced.”