While Handpicked have their home and heart in the Mornington Peninsula. They now own six vineyards in Mornington, Yarra Valley, Tasmania and Barossa Valley along with sourcing from other quality vineyards, including across the ditch. This fruit from near Wanaka.
Handpicked Wines, Collection Series, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, 2016
Deeply flavoured with rich roasted elements, sharp spice, black cherry and papery dried leaf. Structure and heft with firm, ropey tannins. Strongly fruited with plenty of length and a bold personality. Big end of town Pinot, yet still manages to hod onto finesse.
Rating: 18.5/20 (93/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Handpicked Wines