After 15 years of trials at his vineyard in the stunningly beautiful Jamieson Valley, John Eason made strides towards his ambition of producing a Pinot Noir in the style of the great French Burgundies. Mount Terrible Vineyard is on the Licola Road, 3 kilometers east of the beautiful township of Jamieson – Neville Shute’s idea of the best place to wait for the end of the world. The 5 acres of vines are a thousand feet above sea level, on a gently-sloping north-facing river terrace.
Estate-grown, hand-picked clones 114, 115, 777 and MV6, 3 days cold soak in an open fermenter with 10% whole bunches, post-ferment maceration, matured for 18 months in French oak. The full crimson-purple colour introduces a very high quality, ultra-fragrant pinot with the depth, complexity and length reminiscent of high quality Burgundies. Made with a sure touch. Drink to: 2030; Price: $42.00; Date Tasted: Jan 2018; Alcohol: 13.5%; Rating: 97 Points & Special Value Star; James Halliday; James Halliday Wine Companion
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