Lethbridge Pinot Noir 2010
2010 was a wetter, cooler vintage in southern Victoria and it did a lot of good for much of the local pinot noir. This one was cold soaked for ten days prior to wild yeast fermentation. It saw 30 percent whole bunches and 35 percent new oak. I liked this from the first sip. It’s tangy and refreshingly acidic but it has the flavour and tannin to support it. Earth, rhuburb, dark cherries, and sweet dry spices. Lots of grainy, sinewy dryness reaching out through the finish. Feels natural, balanced and long. Feels prickly and alive, in a good way. Drinks well now, though it will take kindly to some age too.
Drink : 2014 – 2018
Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, 24th January 2012