Mondillo Bendigo Pinot Noir 2018


One of our favourite Central Pinot's.  Consistency is key here.

Aromas of dark cherries, blackberries, plums, a hint of oak with a balanced, smooth velvety richness. Enjoy - Salute.

The 2018 Bendigo growing season was the warmest on record, with early bud burst, a dry summer and wonderful concentration in the fruit. This vintage shows excellent cellaring potential.

The fruit was hand harvested mid-March, 100% de-stemmed followed by a long cold maceration, fermented slowly and gently pressed. It has been aged in French oak barriques, of which 30% were new for 10 months.

"Youthful, varietal and precise bouquet with ripe aromas of dark cherry, black currant and plum with an unmistakable scent of Bendigo suggesting dried herbs, violet and rugged outcrops. The aromas of barrel spice and smoky wood add complexity and depth. Equally youthful on the palate this wine has a core of fruit with a savoury spicy edge, firm youthful tannins and acidity, but also charm and elegance with lots of potential to age and integrate over the next few years. This is a lovely wine with concentration and length, plenty of wood and persistent finish. It will benefit from cellar time and reward those who have patience. Best drinking from 2022 through 2028." 94 Points - Cameron Douglas