Fowles wine are based in the Strathbogie Ranges in the Central North Victoria. This is mountainous, rugged country with bloody cool winters. Six months maturation in French oak. Carries a 3% splash of Mourvèdre!
Fowles Wine, Are You Game?, Pinot Noir, Victoria, 2021
Medium garnet hue. Replete with red berry fruits: cherries, strawberries and currants. Neatly crested with brown spices and fragrant garrigue herbs. Finely boned, with an easy grip from the tannin. Definitely ticks the “pinosity” boxes if not overtly complex. That 3% Mourvèdre adding a little depth and nuance.
Rating: 17.75/20 (91/100)
Wine sample courtesy of Fowles Wine