2020 Nikau 'Tonimbuk' Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir of various different clones from the Tonimbuk site, including 777, D27, 114,115 D5V12, MV6 and Pommard.
42 year old cane pruned vines on weathered granite in a spectacular and isolated location. The vineyard sits on the valley floor surrounded by old volcanic hills and large granite outcrops. It is the gravels and sediments of these features that have slowly made their way down to form the base that these vines now grow out of.
Essentially the process was .. 100% hand destemmed fruit into a single fermenter, cold soaked and then left for approximately 14 days after ferment begun. Pressed to stainless steel where the wine remained until bottling.
There was no movement of the tank, no racking, no pumps, no adds at any stage.
The result I think speaks for itself. A truly elegant & complex wine which has beautiful cohesion and restraint. The fine mineral structure it has is very reflective of the quartz granite it has it’s roots in and the volcanic hills that surround. This is as pure as it gets.
I am immensely happy with this one !
- Dane Johns
Where: Bunyip state park, VIC
What: Pinot Noir
How: We are very excited about these wines and although we believe them to be excellent on their own, you could pair this classically with Coq au Vin or a Venison dish