2013 Chemin by Punt Road Pinot Noir
“Strawberries, pine mushrooms, pomegranate. Pink & green peppercorns, graphite, roasted beetroot." -Tim Shand, Head Winemaker
2013 was a brilliant vintage in the Yarra Valley, a long, consistent season with all varieties picked at optimum ripeness, flavour and condition. This Pinot Noir (MV6 clone) was handpicked on February 20th from Vineyard Block 1 on the Napoleone property, the first block planted on the property in 1987.
100% whole bunch ferment using indigenous yeast for 10 to 12 days helped with perfume and velvety texture. Malo-lactic fermentation occurred in seasoned French oak and wines were only racked just before bottling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Halliday Wine Companion 2016
Wild yeast, 100% whole bunches, bottled unfined and unfiltered. It's an elegant, complex display, all beetroot, crushed spice and dark cherry with a sweep of cedary, clovey oak. Balance, texture, flavour and length: all are in excellent order.
The Wine Front
These Chemin wines always have distinct and strong personalities, and have to say, I think that’s a great thing.
Strong capsicum, mescal and herbal notes, red fruits, spice. Light bodied, abundant small red fruits, a silky feel and svelte lines, sweetness and spiciness combining to good effect. Pulls nice and dry on the finish, which is long and satisfying. There’s detail and pinosity here, along with a pleasing unforced feel. Really like it.
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