Dexter Pinot Noir 2016 (6 x 750ml), Mornington Peninsula, VIC.

RRP $55

$46.99 per Bottle
$281.94 per pack

Hand-picked fruit was destemmed without crushing and elevated into small open fermenters. The must was left un-inoculated for 2-3 days and when fermentation was observed cultured yeast was added. For the first time we fermented 10% as whole bunches separately and included it in the final blend. Fermentation temperatures peaked at around 32°C and during fermentation the cap was plunged up to 2 times per day. 2-3 days after fermentation was complete, the must was gently pressed and transferred into French Oak barriques and puncheons (23% new, 27% second use and the remainder older) where MLF occurred before winter. The wine was racked once in the spring and put back to the same barrels for further ageing. It was bottled late December.

Region:
VIC - Mornington Peninsula
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

The nose of Aromas of dark berry fruits such as blackberry and plums, with background aromas of dried herbs and spices.

Palate

The wine is similar to the 2013, perhaps a little more fruit driven with slightly more tannin. The complex flavours are of blackberries, plums, spices and hints of oak. It has a soft entry with mid palate fruit sweetness and lovely texture. The finish is long with balanced acid and fine tannins.

Winery Profile

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Tod Dexter grew up with wine. Along with his parents' considerable interest in wine he had a childhood friendship with the Crittendon family, one of Melbourne's premium wine merchants who further introduced him to the world of wine. It was then no surprise that in 1974 after a skiing trip in the US, Tod ended up in the Napa Valley where he spent a seven-year apprenticeship with one of California's premium family wineries, Cakebread Cellars.

Tod moved home to Australia in January 1987, and after an extensive search he and his wife Debbie bought a vineyard site at Merricks North on the Mornington Peninsula. Later that year they planted their first 1.6 hectares of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Tod then joined forces with Brian Stonier at Stonier Wines where, over the next ten years, he grew the company to become one of Australia's premium producers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. During this decade the wines Tod created received many accolades both at home and internationally.

During a formative trip to France in 2000 when they visited the most famous Pinot producers in the world, Tod gained a new respect for the concept of terroir and the responsibility to future generations in caring for the land. He also had reinforced to him the importance of attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery. This trip was what encouraged Tod and Debbie to take the next step and produce their own wine. Thus Dexter Wines was born.

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Other Information

  • 2016 vintage
  • 6 x 750mL Bottles
  • VIC - Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  • Screwcap closure
  • 13.7% alc.
Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. GraysOnline liquor licence LIQP770010049

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