2022 Ballarat Pinot Noir

Sourced from two vineyards, 400m apart, at Scotsburn, 1.5 km from Mt Buninyong. The first is on a windswept ridge with 500-million-year-old Ordovician period soils. Part of an old seabed made up of clay and sandy quartz breccia along with sandstone, mudstone, and siltstone. The second is planted in degraded volcanic soils from Mt Buninyong between 50,000 and 80,000 years old. Locally known as chocolate soil, with approximately 35% basaltic gravel and rocks of various sizes. At 500m elevation, warm days are followed by cold nights that always ensure high levels of natural acidity.

Tasting Note
Solid ruby in appearance, the nose is slightly reticent at first, with air, the earthy nature of the basalt soils presenting as savoury chicory and brooding damson plum. Flashes of game, root vegetables, shiitake broth and structured tannins indicate the age-worthiness and complex future for this wine. Tom Brushfield, Provenance Wines. 16th May 2024