Ocean Eight The Aylward Reserve Pinot Noir 2013


£37.26

One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £223.60

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Country - Australia

Region - Victoria

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ocean Eight

Tasting notes - Pronounced sweet ripe raspberry aromas with hints of that desirable trait for really good Pinot Noir, a damp forest floor character. The wine shows elegance with concentrated layers of fruit on the palate, with refined tannins and a silky texture. This is something really special and holds real promise for the future.

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With an explosion of cherries and cooked strawberries
enhanced by earthy tones, this Pinot Noir is a lovely
expression of what the cooler regions in Australia are
capable of producing.
Producer Note
Owned by the Aylward family - founders of the renowned Kooyong winery- Ocean
Eight was established in 2004 in the southern and cooler side of Mornington
Peninsula. In their state-of-the-art, temperature controlled, gravity fed winery,
winemaker Mike Aylward produces stunning cool climate Chardonnay and Pinot
Noir, taking influence from the great old world wine regions of Alsace, Burgundy and
Champagne. All the grapes for the Ocean Eight wines are sourced from the family’s
17 hectares of vineyard and their total production each year is just 5,000 cases.
Vintage
The 2015 vintage was characterised by a mild and dry summer, which presented
excellent growing conditions for Pinot Noir. The grapes were harvested at the desired
level of maturity and the healthy fruit was of very good quality. This vintage has
produced wines with the potential to age gracefully.
Vineyard
Tuerong boasts sandy loam soils, ideal for growing high quality Pinot Noir fruit. Theses
soils are fertile with excellent drainage. The location of Tuerong is also perfect
positioned to maximise the maritime climate of the Mornington Peninsula. The
offshore breezes provide excellent relief and also help reduce disease pressure. The
grapes for this wine are grown in 0.4 hectares of MV6 clone which consistently
provides the best Pinot Noir fruit each year. There is a slightly higher ratio of limestone
to clay soil and the vines are green harvested to 12 bunches per vine to develop
further structure in the wine.
Winemaking
The fruit was hand-picked and manually sorted. All the fruit was destemmed and
underwent a three to four day cold soak, extracting elegant fruit flavours.
Spontaneous fermentation took place in open vats, using wild yeast. The wine was
pressed to three to four year old French oak puncheons, where it spent 12 months
maturing. The wine was bottled without filtration or fining.
Tasting Note
Pronounced sweet ripe raspberry aromas with hints of that desirable trait for really
good Pinot Noir, a damp forest floor character. The wine shows elegance with
concentrated layers of fruit on the palate, with refined tannins and a silky texture. This
is something really special and holds real promise for the future.
Serving Suggestion
Roast chicken or steak tartare.
Grape
Pinot Noir 100%

Ocean Eight
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Data sheet

Vintage
2013
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Ocean Eight The Aylward Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

Country - Australia

Region - Victoria

Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Ocean Eight

Tasting notes - Pronounced sweet ripe raspberry aromas with hints of that desirable trait for really good Pinot Noir, a damp forest floor character. The wine shows elegance with concentrated layers of fruit on the palate, with refined tannins and a silky texture. This is something really special and holds real promise for the future.

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