2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Pinot Noir

2016 Fighting Gully Road Beechworth Pinot Noir

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Very complex vinification, fermented in three batches, 25% as whole bunches, with extended carbonic maceration, then crushed and destemmed to finish fermentation. The light colour is a partial consequence of the whole-bunch component, as is the intense and complex palate. It is savoury, spicy and will cause some to blink, but I'm ok with it.
92 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Expert Reviews

Very complex vinification, fermented in three batches, 25% as whole bunches, with extended carbonic maceration, then crushed and destemmed to finish fermentation. The light colour is a partial consequence of the whole-bunch component, as is the intense and complex palate. It is savoury, spicy and will cause some to blink, but I'm ok with it. 92 points - James Halliday's Wine Companion

Tech stuff

13.5
Beechworth
2016
Screw Cap
Cellar to 2022
750ml

Light

Full

How’s it taste?

Fragrant aromas of red and black fruits with hints of crushed herbs and spice. The palate is juicy and mouth-filling with rich fruit flavours and savoury undertones, supported by smooth tannins which lead to a persistent finish. Vibrant and elegant this wine will not disappoint.

Who made it?

Fighting Gully Road is the passion project of Mark Walpole. After years working with Brown Brothers, in 1995 Mark found a block in neighbouring Beechworth, a region already known for producing premium boutique wines. The block was a mess and took him two years to clear before he could plant the vineyard. Mark was undeterred as the site was perfect, sitting at an optimum elevation of 550-575 meters on an escarpment that drops away by 200 - 300m. The elevation allows for a climate that is neither too hot nor too cold and the cooling winds keep the vines healthy, ensuring slow ripening during the day. At night, air drainage from the hillside provides milder conditions than the valleys below (similar to that found by the sea). This means that the climate of Beechworth is very similar to that in Bordeaux, resulting in elegant, structured and well-balanced wines.

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