Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir 2018 (Gippsland, Victoria) "...dried cherries, rhubarb, spicy cedar..."
The 2017/18 season was a great growing season punctuated with extreme moments. Three large deluges in December threw the season in doubt with immediate crop losses from the high humidity. Then a very long dry period for much of February and March that arrested the fungal spread, dried out the vineyard and limited berry size nicely. Harvesting occurred in small picks from the 16th of March through to 20th of March with pristine fruit gently rolling in on calm autumn mornings – the madness of December a surreal memory.
"Light ruby with a light watermelon coloured hue. Lifted aromas of pomegranate, rhubarb, boiled beets and turkish delight mingle with exotic foresty notes of cinnamon and bracken" - Winery Notes