2018 Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir

2018 Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir

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Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sarah Ahmed - DecanterA blend of KBS (66%), Merron’s (16%), Windmill (12%) and Stonier Family (6%) vineyards, Aged for 10 months in 22% new French oak puncheons. As a result, this is a bolder, denser Pinot with a distinct charcuterie edge to its melange of sweet cherry chocolate, earthy beetroot, sappy, slightly leafy red fruits, blackcurrant and kirsch. It has meaty, earthy tannins which are ripe but powerful, lending plenty of oomph. 495 cases made.
94 Points - Toni Paterson MW - The Real ReviewAn elegant pinot with light to medium-body and a tight, youthful palate. Snappy cherry flavours. Delicate and refined with great flavour and pinosity
94 Points - Huon Hooke - The Real ReviewLight to medium red/purple colour. The bouquet is savoury, earthy, foresty, slightly bunchy and has a lot of charm, as does the taste. It's medium-bodied and has some mid-palate intensity and focus, and is quite piercing. The wine is long and refined, with great persistence and heaps of charm. An ethereal pinot of true ""line and length.""

Tech stuff

Pinot Noir
Stonier Wines
Mornington Peninsula
2018
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

There is an abundance of both red fruits and dark cherry on the nose with some attractive oak char. There is generous amount of tannin throughout the palate, but the depth of red and blue fruits fills the mouth and carries it, creating a nice solid direction and length. Bottled in March, 2019.

How was it made?

The Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir has always been a blend of our top Pinot Noir vineyards, all single releases in their own right and all located throughout the southern half of the Peninsula. The 2018 Reserve release is a blend of almost equal proportions of the Windmill, Stonier Family, Merron’s, Lyncroft and Gainsborouogh Park vineyards.

Who made it?

Stonier is widely recognised as a leading Australian producer of exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from some of Mornington Peninsula’s oldest vines. The prevailing philosophy at Stonier is rooted in the Burgundian model of expression of the vineyard site. They take a meticulous approach to viticulture and winemaking in order to draw out a delicate imprint of provenance. Stonier's wines show seamless elegance with powerful varietal expression. Situated on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, Stonier was established in 1978 by Brian and Noel Stonier in the coastal town of Merricks. The first Chardonnay was planted in 1978, followed by Pinot Noir in 1982. A cool maritime climate has proved to be ideal for the traditionally early ripening varieties. The striking Stonier winery designed by architect Daryl Jackson, was completed in 1991. Stonier’s Mornington Peninsula vineyards are the foundation of their winemaking practice. Current Chief Winemaker Mike Symons crafts wines based around a single vineyard philosophy. Expressions of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are bottled from various distinct vineyard sites: KBS vineyard, Windmill vineyard, Stonier Family vineyard, and Lyncroft vineyard, among others. Stonier’s vineyard portfolio boasts some of the region’s oldest vineyards, each one contributing nuances from within the different sub-regions of the peninsula.

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