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Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2017

Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2017

Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2017

RRP (750 mL)
$36.00
750 mL
$36.00
6 x 750 mL
$216.00

Overview

Overview

This wine forms part of Seppelt’s prized Drumborg Vineyard Range, sourced from the mature, cool-climate Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard in South-West Victoria’s Henty region. Planted in 1964 by Karl Seppelt and swept by icy winds from the Southern Ocean, it is one of the southern-most vineyards of mainland Australia.

Pinot Meunier was planted at Drumborg in 1966 to be used as a component of premium sparkling wine, however it can produce very interesting and delicious dry table wines reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Meunier is a unique example of this variety and is amongst only a handful of wines made in this fashion in Australia.

Varietal Pinot Meunier
Vintage 2017
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2022
Winemaker Adam Carnaby

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Seafood
Pork
Duck
Cheese
Cured Meat

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The complex, perfumed nose shows aromas of strawberry, savoury spice and gunflint notes.

Flavours and Palate

Flavours of redcurrants, dark cherry and strawberry compote combine with soft, plush tannins and a hint of sweet spice result in this textural wine with length and elegance.

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Viticulture Vintage & Winemaking

Henty, Victoria

Henty is one of the coolest wine regions of Australia but is protected by a maritime influence. Famed for being the home of cool climate viticulture and the iconic Drumborg vineyard, Henty is renowned for its Rieslings, Chardonnays and Sparklings.

A wet winter with above average rainfall was followed by cool, dry spring conditions, resulting in good fruit set and lower than average yields. Summer temperatures were cool with little rain, resulting in a long growing season and exceptional quality.

Adam Carnaby - Seppelt Winemaker

As a Hospitality Manager at Melbourne’s Hilton Hotel, Adam’s affinity for the wine industry became so apparent that he enrolled in a Bachelor of Wine Science degree at Charles Sturt University, graduating in 2003. In 2001 he was appointed Assistant Winemaker at Yering Station in the Yarra Valley where he remained for five years, gaining vintage experience in Burgundy in-between. Then in 2007 he moved to Margaret River to be a Winemaker at Xanadu Wines for a further five years. These days Adam proudly dons two winemaking hats, creating outstanding cool climate wines from across Victoria: in 2011 he commenced as Seppelt Winemaker and in 2016 added the responsibilities of being Winemaker for T’Gallant. He relishes the challenge of being in charge of two great Australian wine producers – Seppelt with its 165 year history and focus on cool climate sparkling, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Riesling from the Grampians, Heathcote and Henty regions; and the more eccentric T’Gallant, pioneers of Pinot Grigio and Gris in Australia based in the Mornington Peninsula.