Take a sip, and feel that sweet pinot fruit leaping forward. Summer warm cherries and strawberries. Spicy and earthy notes. Velvety feel.
The Bourke Street Pinot Noir is again made by Alex McKay, this time (2018) from fruit grown by the Barclay family. Located at an altitude of 700m, their vines are well protected from winds and sit on a beautiful ridge of weathered red granite.
Wild fermented in open fermenters with regular punch downs. Refined in older (fourth and fifth use) French barrels for eight months before being blended, and kept in stainless steel ahead of the bottling at the end of the year.
PInot Noir wines are a source of fierce debates and often very firm opinions. We tend to like any well made wine – the more diverse, the better. This is a lovely drop with plenty of personality, something that is often lacking in Pinot Noirs at this price point. Definitely one of the favourites in our portfolio, and a must try.
Current vintage is 2018. Vegan friendly.
Another young NSW wine region
Tumbarumba is one of the many young regions of NSW whose only started to send ripples of its potential out into the world. With its first commercial vines planted in the early 1980s, it wasn't until 1998 that Tumbarumba became a recognised Australian GI.
Diversity in the vineyards
Tumbarumba remains a region of family owned growers and producers. Few bother to scratch the surface of Tumbarumba, which reveals a highly fragmented region as to its soils. Add to this enormous variations in elevation (from 300 to almost 900 metres above sea level), and the importance of the slopes and the way the vineyard and its rows are facing though, and suddenly the story gets quite complicated – and interesting!
Interested in other Bourke Street wines?