Hurley Vineyard Hommage Pinot Noir 2018 (Balnarring, Victoria)
2018 Hommage Pinot Noir
This is entirely from Hommage Vineyard, picked by hand. The fruit was harvested by hand on 6 and 11 March, fermented under the action of indigenous yeast, basket pressed on 27 and 29 March 2018 and, after twenty months in barrel (one quarter new), bottled on 4 November 2018. Closed with Diam cork.
Attractive mid-garnet. The nose offers up a heady and complex bouquet of cherry plums and the forest floor together with a little dried herb and mortadella. In the palate, delicious primary flavours of cherries and plums, plus something like thyme, meld into a silky texture to which ultra-fine tannins add detail and persistence. This is a beautifully structured Hommage in which all is in its place including the lacy acidity that takes the wine from front to back with an ending that is clean and fresh.