Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir 2017 (Gippsland, Victoria) "...earth, cherry, violet..."
All Lightfoot & Sons’ Myrtle Point wines are made exclusively from grapes grown by the Lightfoot family, at their Myrtle Point vineyard. Located between the foothills of the Great Dividing Range and Bass Strait, the region’s cool semi-maritime climate has proven to be an ideal environment for producing Pinot Noir, and cool-climate Chardonnay and Shiraz.
The 2016 Lightfoot & Sons Myrtle Point Pinot Noir Pinot Noir is an elegant, structured wine, reflecting low-yield viticultural practices and the cool semi-maritime climate. Lovely aromas of cherry and violets are complemented by some more savoury, earthy notes. On the palate these elements are balanced with well integrated French oak and fine tannins, both adding complexity to the wine.
Review of the 2015 vintage included below;
"95 Points. MV6. 20% of the total was whole bunches, but individual batches ranged from zero to 75%, matured in French oak (15% new). An elegant mid-weight pinot, primarily with red fruits providing the flavour, supported by fine-grained tannins and integrated oak. It's clear the Gippsland Lakes enjoyed the ideal conditions as regions further west in Vic. Screwcap. 13% alc. To 2028. $28" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2017.