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Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir 2020

RRP (750 mL)
$45.00
750 mL
$45.00
6 x 750 mL
$270.00

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.

Seppelt Drumborg Vineyard Pinot Noir is an expression of purity and balance. Select parcels of Pinot Noir are chosen for their intensity of flavor and structure. Traditional winemaking techniques are used, followed by maturation in a combination of French oak barriques and puncheons. The 2018 vintage of this wine is a fine, elegant expression of Pinot Noir with an intense perfumed nose and complex, layered palate.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2020
Country Australia
Region Henty
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Screw Cap
Alc/Vol 13%
Peak Drinking Now - 2026
Winemaker Clare Dry

Awards and Accolades

Awards and Accolades

97 Points James Halliday
95 Points Huon Hooke
93 Points Ray jordan
91 Points Mike Bennie
91 Points Andrew Caillard

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

The perfumed nose shows complex aromas of cherry, redcurrants and bramble combined with toasty oak and spicy, game characters

Flavours and Palate

The palate shows sour cherry and raspberry fruit, gun flint, spice and a subtle organic complexity combined with fine tannins and a backbone of toasty French oak. A granitic acid line provides tension to the complex and layered palate

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.

Vintage Conditions

 

A cool winter with good rainfall was followed by a dry spell and then two frost events in early October. Cool conditions during the flowering period resulted in good fruit set. Outside of some high temperatures and windy conditions in late December the remainder of the growing season was cool with long periods of drizzly conditions. Yields were consistent and quality was good

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Clare Dry - Seppelt Winemaker

Growing up on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Clare has had a long-held interest in the world of wine. Completing a Bachelor of Oenology from the University of Adelaide, Clare worked for many wineries and vineyards back in Mornington and overseas in Germany before joining Wolf Blass in 2007 as a vintage winemaker. Over the next 13 years, Clare has honed her skillset, crafting wines across varieties in both red and white wine production, while also participating in extensive wine judging. Most recently, Clare has been instrumental in crafting premium Chardonnay, a variety she greatly enjoys.