Peos Estate Four Kings Pinot Noir 2020 (Manjimup, Western Australia) "...raspberry, plum, spice..."
Manjimup has been home to the Macedonian-born Peos family for more than 90 years. With viticulture in their historical veins, brothers Vic, John, Kon and Chris banded together in 1996 to create their dream vineyard as a legacy to their late father, Jim Peos, and late grandfather, P.Y. Peos. The Four Kings range is named after the four Peos brothers.
The Peos brothers work hard to keep family traditions alive and ensure Peos Estate follows the customs that were passed down by their late father and grandfather. One of these traditions is the philosophy of minimal intervention, which allows the wine to be produced in the most natural way. This ensures the regional and varietal characters of the grapes are captured and retained in all Peos wines.
Hand and machine harvested at optimal tannin, sugar, and acid ripeness. 10% whole bunches, 10 days on skins. Gently pressed to oak for maturation on a small percentage of lees.
100% French Oak, 29% new
"From 24yo vines in Manjimup (a region gaining momentum in the pinot space), small portion of whole bunches, matured in French oak for 7 months (approx 25% new). Pure and silky, this has loads of creamy cherry fruit that teeters on the front of the palate. It topples onto the tongue in a crash of red licorice, peppercorn, crunchy redcurrants, olive, black tea and fennel flower. Unfurling flavours through the finish reveal more intricacies as time goes on. Who says WA can't do pinot?" - 94 points, James Halliday