Petronio 2020 Two Hills Vineyard Pinot
Type: Two Hils Pinot Noir 2019
Vineyard: Two Hills Estate Single Vineyard located in the sub-region outside of the Yarra Valley in ‘Glenburn’. Vineyard established in 2000 , it has a Northern exposure. Higher in altitude, the vineyard is subject to light winds which come up from the valley floor and has many cool nights during the growing season, so it is one of the last to ripen its fruit.
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Noir (MV6 Clone)
Soil Composition: Sandy with clay loams
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Winemaking: De-stemmed whole berry with partial whole bunch into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Fruit was cold soaked initially for over 1 week. Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts plus some pots were inoculated with a yeast culture. The cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time of 20 days.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French Oak Barrels (Blended Forest), 30% new for a period of 10 months, followed by bottle aging of 3 months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Rich dark cherry and ginger aromas, subtle spice, silky tannins interwoven with underlying savoury oak.