2012 Santolin Pinot Noir
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2012 Santolin Pinot Noir


Wild, earthy characters, hint of dark cherries. Richly textured and complex. Delicate and soft with fine acid.


This 2012 Pinot Noir, produced from fruit grown on a single block in the ‘Syme on Yarra’ vineyard is the first release from Adrian Santolin. It has been hand crafted using whole bunches, natural fermentation and minimal
intervention. No fining agents or filtration have been used in the making of this wine.

Hand picking commenced on Feb 25th 2012, grapes were then chilled overnight. 100% whole bunches were transferred to an open fermenter, the bunches were foot plunged then left to ferment naturally over a 21 day period with regular hand plunging. Once dry, the ferments were pressed to a mixture of new and old French oak barrels where they underwent malolactic fermentation. On completion of malo, the wine was sulphured and matured on lees until blending. Only topping and stirring was conducted during this period.

10 months in French oak barrels, of which 20% were new. Blended and bottled without filtration in January 2013.


Varieties: 100% Yarra Valley Pinot Noir. Clone MV6

Alcohol: 13.5%

pH: 3.45

TA: 6.3g/l

Cellaring: 10+ years

Fermentation: Open top fermenters

Oak Maturation: 10 months in 100% French oak – 20% new oak

Total Production: 135 dozen

Additional Notes: Suitable for vegans

Overview: This wine has been made using minimal intervention from the winemaker. Fining agents are not used, acid and tannin are not added, fermentation temperatures are left to run naturally and the wine has not been filtered. The aim being to create a wine true to the region and variety.

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Please note – single bottles available as part of a mixed six or dozen purchase only. We do not ship individual bottles or multiples below six.

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