Hurley Vineyard Lodestone Pinot Noir 2018 (Balnarring, Victoria)
2018 Lodestone Pinot Noir
This is entirely from Lodestone Vineyard, picked by hand. The fruit was harvested by hand on 3 March, fermented under the action of imdigenous yeast, basket pressed on 23 and 25 March 2018 and, after twenty months in barrel (one quarter new), bottled on 4 November 2019. Closed with Diam cork.
Mid-garnet in colour, the nose broods with intense aromas of black cherries and blueberries, roses and a hint of sage. In the palate, powerful flavours of briary forest berries are enveloped in a mouth-filling texture that is silky, layered and complex. The flavours resonate persistently from entry to exit. Racy acidity provides drive and length. Also medium in weight, the moderate vintage conditions have benefitted this Lodestone, which is more balanced than in warmer vintages, with no loss of concentration and complexity. An outstanding Lodestone.