Provenance Golden Plains Pinot Noir 2011
Fruit Pinot Noir
Regions Geelong
Each $26.99
Currently out of stock
Provenance was established with the objective of making great wines that exhibit the quality of fruit and terroir from choice vineyards in and around the Geelong viticultural precinct. The most pristine grapes are assembled from the Provenance Moorabool Valley property. A component of the finest Bellarine Pinot Noir from the proven Grassy Point site is included. Parcels from the eminent Pierrepoint vineyard at Henty adds another dimension. A portion from the Sinclair property near Ballarat, grown to ancient ordovician soils at 500 metres contributes wonderful bright fruit.
Fruit is harvested on several dates throughout March from four vineyards across the golden plains between Henty, Ballarat and Geelong. All fruit is carefully hand picked, any second class bunches are left behind. The majority is destemmed and lightly crushed on top of the whole bunches into small open fermenters. A wild, indigenous yeast vinification over two or three days is treated to plungovers and allowed to peak at 33C. Upon completion the wine is pressed away from skins, settled for two days and racked to a selection of new and seasoned French oak barrels for malolactic and ten months maturation, racking and the final assemblage before filtration.
Brilliant, crimson red. Lifted red berry and lavender fruit aromas sit within a complex forest floor bouquet. Seamless French clove oak character matches the fruit expression perfectly. A supple, silky texture is evident. Fruit flavours true to the promise of bouquet are delivered across the expansive mid palate, balanced by lovely fine grained tannins. Exhibiting the classic Pinot Noir peacock's tail of flavour that continues to open up through to the finish. Fine natural acid keeps all in fresh, vital check.
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About Provenance Wines
Provenance Wines was established in 1997 with the simple objective of making great wines that exhibit the fruit quality and terroir of special vineyards in and around the Geelong viticultural region
Owner winemaker Scott Ireland has been involved in the wine industry for over twenty five vintages. Experience gained from extensive travel and work in the wine industry throughout Australia, France and the US led to the desire to create his own brand of wines. Wines representative of their source (provenance), but shaped by his feel for the winemaking craft/ art. Scott is a passionate (surely Richo should get an honorary Brownlow) Tiger supporter who loves nothing more than relaxing on his old wooden boat, glass in hand. The wine industry provides both challenge and solace for him. Provenance»