2019 Lethbridge Ménage a Noir (Pinot Noir)
|Producer||Lethbridge. Geelong, Vic|
Situated in the Moorabool Valley in the Geelong region – Lethbridge Wines’ Ray Nadeson came from teaching and researching neuroscience at Monash University before pursuing his shared passion for wine with his partner Maree Collis and friend Adrian Thomas. While establishing Lethbridge, Ray continued his publishing pain research – while Maree continued her medicinal chemistry research – and both studying winemaking at CSU (we can see where the pain came in!) – finally jumping in full time in 2003. Managed following Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles and undergoing organic certification – the site was selected, not surprisingly, based on the science (soil type, heat summation, aspect, rainfall, and climate). But the discovery of an ancient wooden fermentation vat from the 1870s in an old shed – reincarnated as a beautiful timber tasting bench in the cellar door – also embodied their passion for both traditional wisdom and modern science.
Ray Nadeson and Maree Collis
|Wine||100% Pinot Noir. Handpicked, destemmed, wild yeast fermentation in oak. The wine was pressed straight to barrel (10% new French oak, 90% 1-2-year-old French oak) for natural malolactic fermentation. A rich and earthy style. Dark cherry and red berry aromas with some funky, earthy spice, and forest-floor traces. Vibrant, berry flavours, crunchy tannins and elegant mouthfeel with a lingering fresh finish.|
|Tasting Note||Dark berry - Earthy - Complex|
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