I get to taste a lot of pinot noir due mostly to the proximity of Melbourne to Victoria’s principal pinot noir growing regions – the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong, the Yarra Valley and the Macedon Ranges – and probably in part because the current local obsession with red Burgundy continues. This pinot from Montalto is a good one.
A medium(-) intensity ruby in colour, its aroma opens to a moderately intense expression of savoury cherries, herbs and oregano seasoned with a smidgen of white pepper. The palate is developing, with medium to medium(+) acidity, light tannins, medium body, and savoury cherry flavours carrying through and cloves appearing. This is a good balanced wine that has a certain drinkability to it. I had a second glass. Good
Tasted: September 2012