Ocean Eight Pinot Noir 2017
Pinot Noir is an extremely difficult grape to grow successfully, needing the perfect location. The cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula is one of these locations and the Oceans Eight Pinot Noir benefits significantly from this. Given the vibrancy of the wine it will match up with the spicier side of game food. Quail with a spicy Szechuan pepper sauce would be ideal.
Colour: deep red blood
Palate: The flavours remain, however, very much in the lighter red fruit area, with plump raspberry and a hint of perfumed strawberry being the most evident.Whilst the fruit flavours follow through on the palate they are joined with some secondary earthy characters that adds complexity and gives the wine extra viscosity. The finish sees plenty of firm grape tannin as well as crisp acid giving the wine a tight lingering ending.