At Hurley, Kevin & Tricia are immersed in the task of showcasing what their 3 differing single vineyard plots or climates can express from their estate in Balnarring, perched on a crest of volcanic red clay covered by a topsoil of stony red-brown clay loam. Burgundy clearly inspired them to this endeavour, not to mimic the wines from the Cote d’Or in terms of taste but the ethos of single site expressions, terroir driven wines. Planted in 1998 and 1999 the estate has 3.43 hectares of Pinot Noir across 3 clearly defined climates. Lodestone, Hommage and Garamond. This Hurley Vineyard Pinot Noir comes entirely from Lodestone, their 1.4 hectare north sloping vineyard planted in 1999. It’s exposition due North means it gets the most sun exposure of the three climats. It contains the Burgundian clones 114, 115 and 777, as well as MV6. The vineyard produces full-bodied Pinot Noir with concentrated dark fruits and aromas of earth and violets. Lodestone is magnetite, an iron mineral abundant in the vineyard soil hence the name.
RegionAustralia - Other region
Bottle Size 750ml