Stonier is situated in Victoria’s picturesque Mornington Peninsula. The first Chardonnay was planted in 1978 and Pinot Noir in 1982. Over more than 25 years later, Stonier has developed a reputation as a producer of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Stonier Pinot Noir is sourced from a select group of hand tended vineyards located amongst the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. The Peninsula’s unique geography and cool maritime conditions contribute to a highly distinctive expression of Pinot Noir, typically showing flavours of vibrant cherry to savoury plum within a fine tannin structure.
From six vineyards in almost equal proportions, matured separately in French oak (16% new) for 7 months before blending and a further 4 months in barrel. Clear crimson hue; lifts the ante with a fragrant and pure mix of cherry and plum, then a seamless transition to the delicious, fresh and finely pitched palate. The inclusion of 15% whole bunches gives the wine X-factor that separates it from its similarly priced siblings. Drink to: 2027; Price: $60.00; Date Tasted: Nov 2017; Alcohol: 14.5%; Rating: 95 Points; James Halliday Wine Companion
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