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Bass Phillip Pinot Noir 'Estate' 2021-Heritage Wine Store Perth CBD Bottleshop

Bass Phillip Pinot Noir 'Estate' 2021

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  • TASTING NOTE: "An elegant style, almost gentle with every element from fruit and acidity to tannins neatly in place. It’s a complete wine. Red cherry accents, rose petals, charred radicchio and a host of spices for good measure. It continues to unfurl beautifully in the glass. As seamless as it gets thanks to superfine tannins and a powder puff of acidity.95 Points - Jane Faulkner, Halliday
  • ABOUT THE WINE: Bunches are carefully sorted upon arrival at the winery on a sorting table then conveyed to a 'state of the art' incline destemmer. The whole berries' are gently conveyed directly to open fermenters with an addition of 40 ppm SOz. A natural ferment starts usually within 4 days but hand plunging commences from the start until draining/pressing. Usually between 10-14 days from harvest, the wine is drained, the skins pressed gently and combined with the free run wine which is settled for a week or so before racking to barrel using gravity. Malo lactic occurs naturally in barrel and once complete the wine gets 60 ppm 502. Our Estate Pinot is a selection of the best barrels of our Leongatha vineyard of which 22% were new this year. All barrels are lightly toasted and extra tight grain oak. Barrels are topped and checked regularly. Wine stays in barrel for 14 months, then it simply gravity decanted off lees via a spigot inserted at the bottom of the barrel to a blending tank. No fining of any sort, or filtration before bottling in July 2022. A natural deposit may become present over time in the bottle.
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  • ABOUT THE PRODUCER: The story of Bass Phillip starts back in the early 1970's when the first vineyard site, located 15 kilometres south of Leongatha, was selected to plant vines based on climatic and topographical observations which when combined with South Gippsland's moderating influences of the mountains to the north and ocean to the south, produces the perfect conditions for long, slow ripening of grapes. Our other 7.5-hectare vineyard was then planted in 1998 primarily with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay but also some small plantings of Gewurztraminer and Nebbiolo, all on a north facing slope, in Leongatha's hinterland, increasing our overall area of vines to just over 10 hectares. Our wines reflect our vines and their terroir, which is enhanced by our close planted, low cropping, old vines with only the use of natural processes and sprays, no irrigation and meticulous canopy management, culminating to produce wines of depth, length and complexity. Bass Phillip
  • Phillip Jones handcrafted tiny quantities of superlative pinot noir which, at its best, had no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of Bass Phillip and its eerily burgundian pinots. One of Australia’s greatest small producers, it's been heading down a new path since Jones sold the assets (winery, stock and 14ha of vineyards) in May '20 to a syndicate led by Burgundian winemaker Jean-Marie Fourrier (who has known Jones for 14 years) and 2 Singaporeans who already have lucrative wine businesses. Halliday
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • REGION: Gippsland, Victoria
  • VARIETAL: Pinot Noir
  • WINE STYLE: Red Wine
  • WINEMAKER: Jean-Marie Fourrier
  • CLASSIFICATION: Unfined & Unfiltered, Sustainable Farming, Vegan
  • CLOSURE: Cork
  • ABV%: 13.9%
  • SIZE: 750ml


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