Kooyong Ferrous Pinot Noir Mornington Peninsula
The Kooyong vineyard is located on the Mornington Peninsula at Tuerong, on Miocene sedimentary soils. This wine is made from domain grown, handpicked grapes and aims to manifest the estates geology and soils with the macro-climate of the region. Farmed and made using both organic and biodynamic techniques.
This single-block wine is sourced from 1.2 ha of gently sloping 19-year-old vines. These vines naturally produce low yields due to a combination of unique orientation, free drainage and high exposure. Together with this, the soil has a far greater prevalence of ironstone pebbles than any other part of the vineyard and delivers wine with great concentration and savoury tannic presence.
The wine underwent spontaneous fermentation and malolactic conversion and was aged for 14 months in French oak barriques. It was bottled without fining or filtration.
The energetic and focused 2015 Ferrous shows the block’s typical sweet, earthy beetroot aroma along with undertones of fruitcake spice and wet stones. The deep palate has power and grace, driven by a core of dark, brambly fruit. This fruit weight is cut with tight gravel-like tannin, indicating that this Ferrous will greatly reward cellaring.