2018 McGuigan Cellar Select Pinot Noir

2018 McGuigan Cellar Select Pinot Noir
Item No. 1710507-1
4.2 out of 5 Customer Rating
The sweetness of the strawberry lift brings a hint of mushroom followed by an uplifting palate of ripe black cherries is perfectly balanced by a mix of old and new fresh oak and fine grain tannin.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$30.00
The sweetness of the strawberry lift brings a hint of mushroom followed by an uplifting palate of ripe black cherries is perfectly balanced by a mix of old and new fresh oak and fine grain tannin.
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Light Bodied

Light Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Dry

Dry

Overview

2018 was great vintage for the Hunter Valley, with wines made comparable to those from 2014 which was considered one of the greatest vintages ever. The grapes for this wine are from the MV6 clone which was first planted in the Hunter Valley in the 1920s. The unirrigated “Dry Grown” vines onthe Bainton Vineyard rely on a below ground water table for their water needs. This method produces low crop loads with small and intensely flavoured berries.

The grapes were machine harvested and transported to our Hunter Valley winery where it was inoculated with yeast and the bins sealed up. After one week the grapes were processed through the crusher and pressed into tank. Absolutely minimal handling was conducted and as a result the tannins are in balance. The wine was matured in older French oak barrels for approximately 12 months before receiving a light fining and bottled.
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Varietal
Pinot Noir
Region
Hunter Valley, NSW
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Winemaker
Peter Hall
Alcohol Volume
13.4%
pH
3.37
Residual Sugar
3.37
Total Acidity
6.13

Tasting Notes

Aroma

A distinct aromasof strawberry and hints of toasty charfrom the French oak.

Palate

A rich,fruit-driven red wine with fine grained tannins and a great persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Antipasto

Antipasto

Duck

Duck