Jones Road Nepean Pinot Noir 2018
Very intense and precise pinot here with violet-like florals, sappy fresh forest aromas, raspberry, a savoury graphitelike mineral edge and a pure red cherry fruit flavour. The balance is perfect and the wine delivers plenty of value for this reserve single vineyard barrel selected wine.
A specific area of vines on The Nepean Block was selected for this wine. Historically we have found this area has produced some amazing flayour profiles, all MV6 clone. We started the growing season with a light fertilzing and the natural rainfall was adequate. The vines had been cane pruned to 18 buds and trained to an open VSP canopy. no watering was necessary this season. A light summer pruning maintained the open canopy and bunch counts restricted to one bunch per shoot. The grapes were hand-picked relatively early on 4th March.