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Friday, 3 August 2018

Montalto Red Hill Block Pinot Noir 2016

From a site 110m above sea level, on the ocean side of the peninsula.

Initially on opening fresh I detected what I thought was the presence of oak. That, if it was indeed there, soon gave way to something else entirely with sour cherry and plum at the core. 

It seemed something of a shape shifter, Pinot Noir with more of that piney Pinosity - the earth and forest floor. The fruit is certainly more persistent - and prominent - on the palate, yet it is this fine minerality that pervades and persists, with an refreshening acid line. 

Two from two, the Montalto 2016 single vineyard Pinot Noir releases are looking very fine. 93

Tasted on: Friday 27th July, a Fruit to Root day
Source: Sample
Price: $70
Alcohol: 13.8%
Closure: Screwcap

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