Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Bannockburn Pinot Noir

Bannockburn Vineyards

Regular price $75.00 $71.00 Sale

Producer

Stuart Hooper established Bannockburn Vineyards in the early 70's, he was inspired by the pursuit of quality in the great wines of Burgundy, but wanted to make great Australian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with a sense of place unique to the Moorabool Valley. Leading him to plant the first close-planted Pinot Noir vineyard in Australia. Although Stuart has since passed, Bannockburn remains in the Hooper family, and his vision to make unique, distinctive and age worthy wines lives on today.

Since 2015, Matt Holmes has been head winemaker, steering the wines from strength to strength. His approach involves minimal additions and interventions in the winery, allowing the fruit's natural flavour to shine. Lucas Grigsby, head viticulturist, has been farming the land for 37 years, tirelessly converting the whole estate to organic farming practices and continually working with the team to ensure the overall health and fertility of the land. 

Tasting Note

2023

Always so iconically Bannockburn, full of character, depth of flavour, and balance. A blend of Pinot Noir fruit from across the estate was handpicked and wild fermented separately, with 20% remaining in whole bunches. After racking the wine was put into a mixture old and 20% new oak barrels and left undisturbed for 10months.

"The Bannockburn winery name has an arrow, pointing upwards, beside it. This is excellent. Fine, tight, intricate, wild and precise at once. Not exactly sure how they do that but here it is, they have. Cherries, meat, soy, strawberries, twiggy spice, some volatility, a fine web of tannin, some beet characters, some undergrowth. So much going on within an overall impression of control. Mightily impressed." 95 Points Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front