Matthew Atallah Wines Phoenix 8 Pinot Noir 2019

Hand picked and partially destemmed. 25% whole bunch in the fermentation. Sitting on skins for 15 days before being basket pressed straight into barrel. From the higher, cool climate region of Orange in central west New South Wales.

Matthew Atallah Wines, Phoenix 8, Pinot Noir, Orange, 2019

AtallahPinotNoir

Medium garnet in colour. Nose of cherry skin and cherry juice with sapid blood orange rind/juice, and a touch of dense leafy stalky forest floor. Medium fine bones to the structure. Dark cherry with yeasty savoury influence and little bacon depth. Chalky texture with gummy, stalky tannin. Presents evenly measured trough the palate with a surprising acid lift through the long tail.

RRP: $55
Alc: 13.2%
Rating:  18/20 (92/100)

 

Wine sample courtesy of Matthew Atallah Wines

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.