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Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Punt Road continues to produce impressive medium bodied wines under the guidance of winemaker Tim Shand.  The 2016 pinot noir was in the winery by the end of February and was handpicked from vines with an average age exceeding 20 years (clone MV6).  In the glass, there are aromas of potpourri, roses, cherries, stem and…Continue readingPunt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

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2013 vintage releases from the Wallis Vineyard: Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

Ten Minutes by Tractor have some wonderful vineyard maps on their website.  See here for their map of the Wallis vineyard, located in the Mornington Peninsula between Main Ridge and Flinders.  These are parts where the roads can meander and unexpectedly run to gravel; well, at least that seems to be what happens on my…Continue reading2013 vintage releases from the Wallis Vineyard: Ten Minutes by Tractor Pinot Noir and Chardonnay

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A couple of delicious single vineyard pinots: Ten Minutes by Tractor Coolart Road and McCutcheon pinot noir 2013 releases

It would be rather convenient for my wine studies if wines from regions, even regions that are not enormous such as the Mornington Peninsula, more or less conformed to type, but they simply do not.  Location and site matter a lot and these excellent single vineyard pinot noir releases from Ten Minutes by Tractor are…Continue readingA couple of delicious single vineyard pinots: Ten Minutes by Tractor Coolart Road and McCutcheon pinot noir 2013 releases

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Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Nb. The picture is of the ’14 vintage.  This is the ’15. The 2015 release of the Punt Road Napoleone Vineyard pinot noir is an interesting wine from Tim Shand and the team, a winery that continues to impress with its care and focus.  The grapes for the ’15 pinot were hand picked on the…Continue readingPunt Road Napoleone Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

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Punt Road Airlie Bank Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Picture courtesy of Punt Road Wines. Tim Shand and the team continue to kick goals at Punt Road.  The 2015 release of Punt Road’s Airlie Bank Vineyard pinot is a fresh style of pinot noir.  It sees 15% stems, no fining, no filtration, low cropping (8 tonnes per hectare), is mostly MV6 clone with some…Continue readingPunt Road Airlie Bank Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015