Bannockburn Pinot Noir 2000 Magnum
We maintain a small library of select back vintage magnum (1500ml) bottles in our cellars at Bannockburn Vineyards. Due to low stock level of aged magnums, sales limited to 3 per customer.
Minimum Order 6 Units or 3 Magnums (straight or mixed)
- Tasting Notes
Primarily MV6 clone of Pinot Noir grown at our Olive Tree Hill vineyard, planted in 1976. The soils are predominantly volcanic, dark loam and clay over limestone base. Hand harvested in March.
- Fruit in excellent condition was fermented utilising indigenous yeast, punchdowns occurring 2 or 3 times a day for 25 days. Pressed to tank, then racked to barriques (Damy cooperage, 25% new) for élevage.
- Blended and bottled on site with light filtration in May 2001.
- 14.0 % alc.
Bright red with shades of development. Attractive berry fruits with forest floor complexity. The retention of cleansing acidity and structure combined with 17 years of bottle development makes it an excellent and interesting wine to share with a group of like-minded friends.
The timing of budburst was consistent with long term average but with picking commencing on 20th February and completion by 22nd March it turned out to be a short compressed vintage. Rather than being hastened by hot weather the season seemed to be shortened due to there being fewer days of excessive heat.(photosynthesis slows and even halts altogether as temperatures rise and water loss increases.)
Overall, it was a solid year for the Moorabool Valley region, we missed the rainfall that was to our east and the heat that was to the north. Bannockburn experienced good rainfall early in the season then it was consistently dry throughout the harvest period. Fruitset and cropping levels of all varieties were well within the ideal range.
Most seasons we would say that either Pinot Noir or Shiraz is favoured but 2018 looks to be a year when both have fared well!
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