Mondillo Pinot Noir 2016

$45.00
Vendor: Mondillo

Available

Full-bodied with ripe dark cherry aromas and a concentrated core of berry fruits. The seductively smooth palate packed with fragrant spices, blackberries, chocolate, violets and soft oak. 

The 2016 Bendigo growing season began with warm weather and light summer breezes that provided a disease free environment for perfect flowering, an even berry set, and clean fruit. A warm summer lead to a dry sunny Autumn - harvest conditions were dry and calm.

The fruit was hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed followed by a long cold maceration, fermented slowly and gently pressed. It has been aged in French oak barriques, of which 30% were new for 11 months.

Drink/Cellar: Now until 2027

Serve with stuffed eggplant, rich tomato/mushroom based recipes, pork, beef and lamb dishes.

Barcode Graphic 750ml: Summer blown leaves

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 94/100 Points
A concentrated bouquet packed with dark red berry fruit, oak and mineral-laden soil aromas. Dried raspberry and dark cherry at the core. Vibrant and energized on the palate with lively backbone of acidity and firm youthful yet ripe tannins wrapped in a core of fruit. Very lengthy and dry finish. Slightly dusty tannins. Very youthful still. Best from 2019 through 2027.

Michael Cooper, 5 Stars
Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the 2016 vintage was matured for 11 months in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is an attractively scented, powerful red with mouthfilling body and generous, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours. Savoury, with slightly earthy notes adding complexity and good tannin backbone, it's full of personality and well worth cellaring.

Bob Campbell 93/100 Points
Aromatic and quite elegant pinot noir from the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. Plum, floral and dark cherry flavours with a suggestion of charcoal and wood-smoke. A stylish wine.

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Full-bodied with ripe dark cherry aromas and a concentrated core of berry fruits. The seductively smooth palate packed with fragrant spices, blackberries, chocolate, violets and soft oak. 

The 2016 Bendigo growing season began with warm weather and light summer breezes that provided a disease free environment for perfect flowering, an even berry set, and clean fruit. A warm summer lead to a dry sunny Autumn - harvest conditions were dry and calm.

The fruit was hand harvested, 100% de-stemmed followed by a long cold maceration, fermented slowly and gently pressed. It has been aged in French oak barriques, of which 30% were new for 11 months.

Drink/Cellar: Now until 2027

Serve with stuffed eggplant, rich tomato/mushroom based recipes, pork, beef and lamb dishes.

Barcode Graphic 750ml: Summer blown leaves

Cameron Douglas, Master Sommelier, 94/100 Points
A concentrated bouquet packed with dark red berry fruit, oak and mineral-laden soil aromas. Dried raspberry and dark cherry at the core. Vibrant and energized on the palate with lively backbone of acidity and firm youthful yet ripe tannins wrapped in a core of fruit. Very lengthy and dry finish. Slightly dusty tannins. Very youthful still. Best from 2019 through 2027.

Michael Cooper, 5 Stars
Estate-grown at Bendigo, in the Cromwell Basin, the 2016 vintage was matured for 11 months in French oak casks (30 per cent new). Deep ruby, it is an attractively scented, powerful red with mouthfilling body and generous, ripe, plummy, spicy flavours. Savoury, with slightly earthy notes adding complexity and good tannin backbone, it's full of personality and well worth cellaring.

Bob Campbell 93/100 Points
Aromatic and quite elegant pinot noir from the Bendigo subregion of Central Otago. Plum, floral and dark cherry flavours with a suggestion of charcoal and wood-smoke. A stylish wine.