Kooyong Meres Pinot Noir 2021


Fruit sourced for Meres is from some of the most exposed of all Kooyong’s Pinot Noir plantings. The vines are heading out of their youth and are low in vigour, the soils are light on topsoil and heavy on clay subsoil. On paper, it doesn’t sound THAT different. In the glass, it is THAT different – Meres is beautifully, arrestingly aromatic, pure in fruit intensity and fine. Fruit, picked on the earlier side of ripeness, is celebrated with a lifted bouquet of cherry, cranberry, plum and anise. Earthy, savoury notes revolve around a solid core of red berries on the palate with gentle sweet spice and an intriguing peppery finish. As it fans out across the mouth, feel those fine tannins, juicy acidity, enjoy the delicacy of it all which is sustained and vibrant to the end. Pure flavour-soaked appeal.