AUS 24
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Old Vine Pinot Meunier 2021

Australia, Great Western
Pinot Meunier
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Colour: bright crimson with a scarlet hue Bouquet: deeply scented with red cherries, warm earth, grilled nuts, fresh pastries and dried flowers all in the mix. Palate: intense, brooding and focused. Plush red fruits with savoury and silky tannins. The core remains for a long finish.


96 pts James Halliday Wine Companion

96 pts The Real Review

94 pts James Suckling

Wine Front - Gary Walsh - 96pts





Analytical data


0.0 g/l residual sugar
5.29 g/l acidity
3.55 pH

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Vineyard: Best's Great Western, Concongella Vineyard

The winery is situated in the Grampians wine region, which is known for its cool climate and diverse soils. The climate of the region is similar to the Mediterranean due to the proximity to the Southern Ocean (between 100 -200 km) which provides a cooling influence during summer. Recognised as a cooler climate grape growing region, the growing season in summer is characterised by warm to hot days and cool to cold nights.

Yield: 1 hl/ha

Soil Type

The Grampians region has a unique combination of volcanic, clay and sandy loam soils which create ideal conditions for grape cultivation. This particular vineyard is dry grown with the vine roots 3-4 m deep. It has a variety of soils at different depths: 0-35 cm yellow brown loam, fine sandy soil; 35-100 cm mottled red, brown and yellow heavy clay; 100 cm+ yellow, red heavy clay loam to fine sandy clay deeper.

Harvest Notes

An excellent season with near perfect growing conditions right through to harvest. Adequate winter and spring rainfalls set the wines up to burst into life and sustain beautifully balanced growth throughout the summer. Autumn was ideal with little rainfall and warm conditions to ensure the grapes matured gracefully. The fruit was picked on 10th March 2021.


We hand-pick and sort the grapes, which are then fermented in small open top stainless steel fermenters for 3 days with twice daily gentle hand plunging and finally basket pressed.

Malolactic fermentation: Inoculated for malolactic fermentation in barrel. the wine completed MLF on 14/04/2021.


Matured in 13% new French oak with the balance in older oak. The wine was matured in barrel for 8.5 months.

Oak influence: Aged in barriques to allow barrel evolution quicker, which builds mid-palate, structure, and length. All oak used is toasted very ‘lightly’ allowing the wine to remain delicate and fruit forward.
Months in bottle: 18


Closure: Screw top
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